The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To create futures one person at a time for people with disabilities through employment and support services.
Since its founding in 1971, MVLE has been creating opportunities for people living with disabilities to work and participate successfully in the Northern Virginia community. During its 43-year history, MVLE has continuously demonstrated progressive fiscal growth and service expansion. Today, MVLE serves more than 450 individuals with disabilities in a variety of center-based and community-based support and employment service choices and opportunities. While MVLE has a philosophical commitment to facilitating and supporting the employment of as many individuals as possible in community-based worksites, it is also committed to maintaining a viable and supportive facility-based program which provides community access activities. MVLE's aim is to maximize each individual's functional capacity through the acquisition of useful skills that enable him or her to more fully participate in community life. An integral component of this approach is MVLE's array of center-based, community-based vocational and day support services, which provide multiple options for customizing each participants services, training and support. MVLE also operates five AbilityOne programs (formerly JWOD).