Shenandoah Valley Community Residences has announced it presented the 2013 Eleanor S. White Award at its recent holiday banquet to The Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, a non-profit advocacy organization with a 46-year history of campaigning for individuals with disabilities.
The Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley strives to increase community inclusion for all and to promote the values of dignity and worth of all people.
The Eleanor S. White Award was established in 1991 by Shenandoah Valley Community Residences, a Winchester-based charitable organization dedicated to establishing, operating and maintaining quality community-integrated residential settings and associated support services for persons with intellectual disabilities who choose to live in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Planning District. White, the award's namesake, gave her time, energy and resources to make possible many of the residential, vocational and advocacy services for people with intellectual disabilities in our community. White was a founding member of Shenandoah Valley Community Residences 33 years ago, and contributed in many ways to this agency, as well as to The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley and N W Works Inc.