The Endependence Center, also known as ECI, is a community-based, nonprofit organization that serves several individuals with disabilities. It serves clients in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Franklin, Suffolk and Virginia Beach cities in Virginia. The center offers a variety of independent living services. The Endependence Center provides an 8-month learning and advocacy adventure course. The center organizes various community events and programs. It offers a range of advocacy, counseling and information services. The Endependence Center also provides mentoring, educational, training, and housing assistance and placement solutions. The center offers technical assistance and hearing and visual disability outreach services. It features an information center and waiting area.