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ESCIL Info

Eastern Shore Center for

Independent Living, Inc.

36282 Lankford Highway, Suite 13-D

Belle Haven, VA 23306

Contact ESCIL

P.O. Box 206   

Belle Haven, VA 23306

Office:  (757) 414-0100

Fax:  (757) 414-0205

info@vaescil.org

Virginia Centers for Independent Living

vacil.org

Past and Present
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ESCIL Tips

WHEN YOU MEET A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY, OFFER HELP BUT WAIT UNTIL IT IS ACCEPTED BEFORE YOU GIVE IT

Offering assistance to someone is only polite behavior. Giving help before it is accepted is rude. Ask how to help. The person with the disability will instruct you.

 

Abra Jacobs, Independent Living Services Coordinator

 ajacobs@vaescil.org

Abra Jacobs has served the community as an ESCIL staff member since 1999, currently in the capacity of Independent Living Services and Community Work Incentives Coordinator for the ESCIL.  Mrs. Jacobs’ is responsible for assisting individuals who receive SSI and/or SSDI in understanding how returning to work will affect their income and in making informed decisions regarding employment. Mrs. Jacobs also facilitates Consumer Directed Services through the EDCD waiver program, and she specializes in assisting consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing with obtaining devices and equipment to increase their communication potential. Mrs. Jacobs has participated on local and state advisory committees and actively collaborates with community agencies on the Eastern Shore to ensure that the needs of individuals within our community are being addressed.