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Welcome to Our Center for Independent Living


Our New Address is



We are in the North Side


are open for visitors!

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


Disability Matters: Sexuality

Disability Matters is a series that aims to engage people with disabilities through an interactive discussion of topics that include, but aren’t limited to: disability history, voting rights, systemic oppression, intersectionality, racism, advocacy and community involvement.
We examine how the issues impact the disability community. Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Dustin Gibson with any accommodations:
Phone: 412-371-7700 x113
TTY: 412-371-6320

Highmark Walk

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stage AE

Pittsburgh, PA

Registration: 7:45 am

5K Walk: 9:00 am

1-Mile Fun Walk: 9:15 am

Register online!

To register to walk,  join a team or to

support TRCIL go to:

Into New Hands

TRCIL’s durable medical equipment recycling program is now  accepting equipment donations at our new location.  We accept most items such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath benches, bath chairs, portable commodes, etc.   To schedule a drop off or to see if we have what you are looking for, contact Cindy Williams at or 412-371-7700 x136


Your Vote Counts!

In order to vote you must be registered.

You can register online or by mail.

To register online go to:

Fill out the form and submit your application

Use the application number to track your submission

Get your voter registration card in the mail

If you have a PA driver’s license or PennDOT ID card you can complete the application process entirely online.  If you do not have either of these, you can begin the application on line then print, sign and mail.

To Register by mail:

You can 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

Accessible Fitness Center


Robert Norton, is our Independent Living Specialist/Wellness Coordinator

The gym is open Monday through Friday from

9 am to 3 pm

For more information contact Cindy at

Computer Resources

Computer Lab Now Open

Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm

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

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