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Welcome to Our Center for Independent Living

Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL) is a non-residential, non-profit, community-based human service organization.  Our purpose is to assist people with disabilities to lead self-directed and productive lives within the community.  TRCIL is a Center for Independent Living (CIL), as defined from Section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  To learn more about our Center, watch Beyond Boundaries: An OnQ Series.

Our Mission:

To empower people with disabilities to enjoy self-directed, personally meaningful lives by providing outstanding consumer-controlled services and by advocating for effective community change.

Our Vision:

A world in which all physical, attitudinal, communication and systems barriers are eliminated and people with disabilities have equal opportunities and the right to full participation in society.

Click Here to Read about the Americans with Disabilities Act


Into New Hands

TRCIL’s durable medical equipment program will temporarily stop accepting donations beginning May 15, 2015.  We expect to resume accepting donations by mid-June.  If you have any questions, contact Christina Chamberlain at

Your Vote Counts!

Get voter registration forms at: at TRCIL, Public libraries, Post Offices, Welfare Offices, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Colleges and Universities, & County Bureau of Elections

For more information go to

Accessible Fitness Center

TRCIL’s Accessible Fitness Center

is open Monday through Friday from

10am to 3pm

For more information contact Cindy at

Mindfullness Skills Group

The Mindfulness Skills Group meets most Wednesdays at TRCIL.  Come and participate in activities and socialize with other TRCIL consumers to keep your mind alert.   Activities may include learning stress reduction techniques, meditation, adapted yoga, and more.  For more information contact Joanne at 412-371-7700 x114 or

Computer Resources

Computer Lab Now Open

Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm

Room 104 – No Appointment Needed

Use the lab for checking your e-mail, surfing the web, job searching, etc.

Computer Skills Classes

are held weekly on

Tuesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm

and Thursdays from 1 pm to 2:15pm

Topics include Computer Basics, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, and Internet Basics.

Space is Limited

For more information please call Cindy Williams at 412-371-7700 x 136

Upcoming Webinar

TRCIL is a host site for a presentation on the “ABC’s of Managed LTSS” (long-term services & supports) on June 9, 2015 from 1p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Main Dining Room; and a follow-up presentation by Estelle Richman on June 23 on “How Person Directed Services are Possible in Managed Care.”

To Register or for more information, including a complete list of training sites,  go to the DASH website at or contact Lan Do @, 800-692-7443 x312, TTY 1-877-375-7139, Fax: 717-236-0192



State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Westmoreland County Community College


Are your Medicare costs getting you down?  The APPRISE Program may be able to help you find a solution.  Extra help may be able to lower your prescription drug costs.  The Medicare Savings Program may be able to lower your part B costs.  Call to see if you may be eligible for one of these programs or if you have other Medicare questions.  APPRISE is a free and confidential Program.


Sibling Survey

Do You Use A Manual Wheelchair?

Current Research Study:

Free-Living Physical Activity Assessment of Wheelchair Users Using Off-the-Shelf Activity Monitors

You may be eligible if you’re a manual wheelchair user.  To help improve physical activity measurement in manual wheelchair users and provide a potential tool to measure their physical activity levels.  Participants completing the study will receive $125.  For more information  Click here


TRCIL’s United Way Contribution Number is 1304