Abra Jacobs – Independent Living Services Coordinator

Email:  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.