Mountain State Centers for Independent Living accommodating consumers through online resources

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Mountain State Centers for Independent Living help local people with disabilities learn how to live independently, and they have also had to adapt their practices during this time.

The centers are teaching their consumers to use social platforms like Zoom and Facebook Messenger to communicate and still participate in their life skills classes.

Community Resource Facilitator Kelly Elkins says the fact that businesses are doing curbside and online services have been useful for their consumers but points out that this is something that could have helped the disability community all along. 

“It’s nice now that these options are now becoming available, but it’s very sad that it has been a pandemic that has led to this. But you know, these are accessibility features that not just help the disability community, but they help everyone,” Elkins said. 

You can check out their website and their Facebook page for more resources and services. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.