WVDRS Consumer Affairs Committees

Posted: September 3, 2010

Consumer Affairs Committees support the mission of the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services by working to empower people with disabilities in making informed choices and achieving equality of opportunity, meaningful employment, independent living, and economic and social self-sufficiency.

The committees plan and carry out a broad range of activities in cooperation with community leaders in business, government, health care and education, along with other interested organizations and individuals.  The committees’ activities address shared goals, including public awareness and support for the rights, individual dignity, personal responsibility, full inclusion, equal access, self-determination and community involvement for all people with disabilities.

With local leadership, the Consumer Affairs Committees work independently as concerned citizens.  Membership is open to all persons desiring to participate, whether or not they are persons with disabilities.  All committee members are volunteers, and all committee meetings are open to the public. 

The Division recognizes and values the contributions made by Consumer Affairs Committees.  To maintain and strengthen this longstanding partnership, the Division provides guidance, information and other resources to committees statewide through its District Offices and the Consumer Affairs Office. 

To learn more about the committee nearest you or to volunteer as a member, telephone either the District Office serving your area or the Consumer Affairs Office at 1-800-642-8207 (V/TDD) or 304-766-4845.