Advocates and Friends

Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands

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Zulma Avila Turner at the St. Croix Agricultural Fair

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Disability Rights at the Emergency Preparedness Expo

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Bill Signing Ceremony Virgin Islands "Visitability" Law

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Promoting Employment Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities

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Budding Artists at the St. Croix Disability RIghts Office

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Self-Advocates and Actors

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Archie Jennings, Managing Attorney Giving Out Voter Information

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Michael Bailey, President of Board National Disability RIghts Network and daughter Eleanor

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Disability Rights' Kishma Creque

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Parents Protest for Appropriate Special Education Services

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Cyril Levine and Julia Lopez-Advocates

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Disability Rights of VI Staff and Volunteers

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Congressman John Lewis and Disability Rights Advocate Judy Bain

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Advocates and Friends

Organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) in the Community:

Advocating for Safety and Security at Home

Case summary: T.L. is an older adult woman with a visual impairment who resides at a housing community near a large shopping center. She lives alone and home security is very important to her. T.L. was very uncomfortable with what appeared to be an absence of security at one of the entry gates to her apartment. She wanted to have the ability to use a device to allow a visitor to her home. She also wanted to have the capacity to return to her home without having to get out of a vehicle to physically open a gate.

T.L. had sent a letter to the housing management requesting their help to secure a safer alternative to access the entry gate to her apartment. The housing management company did not respond to T.L.’s letter. Thereafter, T.L. sought the advocacy services of the Disability Rights Center of the VI (DRCVI). DRCVI conducted an investigation of the premises and communicated with the housing management.

As a result of DRCVI's assistance, within a period of three months T.L. was provided with an appropriate remote device that allows her safe and secure access to her home that she can operate independently.


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Organization Information

Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands
63 CANE CARLTON
FREDERIKSTED, VI 00840

Phone
(340) 772-1200

Web
http://drcvi.org

Email
amelia@drcvi.org

Mission
Organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

EIN 660363251

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