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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


25th ADA Anniversary Celebration

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at several events this summer.

Local Events Include:

All Summer

Port Authority buses “wrapped” in the ADA 25th anniversary logo will circulate throughout the city and county. These buses are a visible reminder that accessible public transportation is one of the major accomplishments of the ADA, and that the Port Authority of Allegheny County is recognized as a national leader in accessible transportation.

June 14

On this day of the 2015 Three Rivers Arts Festival, the  ADA anniversary will be recognized with one of the wrapped buses parked at the Festival from noon until 8:00 pm. Buttons, postcards, etc., will be distributed and local disability organizations will participate.

June 15, July 20, August 17,  1-3 pm

First Floor Conference Room

Civic Building,  200 Ross St.

The City of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Task Force on Disability

(CCTFD) will hold an update and discussion of Disability Agenda 2000.

The Task Force is a 13-member panel that advises the City and County on issues that affect people with disabilities. For more information, go to the Department of City Planning website at

For more information about the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration, visit

Movie Day

Is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Look for  details soon or call the Calendar of Events line at 412-371-7700 x 265

For information call Joanne at 412-371-7700, x114

or TTY 800-371-6230

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

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