The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

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Welcome to DARS

Supporting Virginians’ efforts to secure independence, inclusion and integration

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families. Read about our mission statement and our code of ethics.

DARS includes the Adult Protective Services Division, the Community Based Services Division, Disability Determination Services, the Division for Rehabilitative Services, the Division for the Aging, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, the Office of Community Integration and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Learn more in this overview of the agency.

 

Latest News

More news from DARS
Be ready for severe weather

Do you have a kit of supplies on hand in the event of severe weather? The Virginia Department for Emergency Management has tips on what items you should have on hand for those with special needs at http://bit.ly/11TKGaB or for older adults at http://bit.ly/10U7FmO. Be prepared for emergencies and be safe.

Gov. McAuliffe announces nearly $3 million in grants to expand No Wrong Door Program

Virginia has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to help ease difficulties older adults and people with disabilities may face when they seek support services from state agencies, health care systems and community organizations. Learn more.

Watch an informational video on WWRC

Check out the new informational video on the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, provided by the WWRC Foundation. The video shares personal stories of how the center helps individuals with disabilities go to work or receive comprehensive vocational and medical services. Visit www.wwrc.virginia.gov to learn more about the center’s services.

DARS videos on demand on YouTube channel

DARS’ YouTube channel offers open captioned videos highlighting the agency’s efforts to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities and their families. Watch a college student discuss his educational aspirations and how DARS helped him to achieve his personal goal of advocating for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.