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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!

The Pennsylvania Primary Election is May 19, 2015.  The last day to register in order to vote in the primary was April 20, 2015.  For more information go to

In order to register you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be at least 18 years old by the next election
  • have not been in jail for a felony in the past 5 years
  • not be registered elsewhere

Get registration forms at:

  • at TRCIL
  • Public libraries
  • Post offices
  • Welfare offices
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
  • Colleges and universities
  • County Bureau of Elections

Free Emergency Preparedness Training

This upcoming training will bring together people with disabilities and their families with emergency planners in a unique, three-day training event.

People with disabilities are often not fully considered during emergency preparedness planning. In bringing together people with disabilities and their families with emergency planners, Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking (C2P2)C2P2 hopes to inform and encourage citizens to lead the effort in considering ALL people when creating emergency plans.

Emergency planners will join each group on the final day, with the goal of enhancing the direct involvement of Pennsylvanians with disabilities in emergency management at all levels and to effectively plan for the whole community.

All sessions are free (limited number of applicants accepted).

 Pittsburgh Training:
For People with Disabilities and Their Families

April 25, 26, and 27*, 2015 – all sessions are for people with disabilities and family members.  *Emergency planners attend the training on April 27 only.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30)
Training Location:
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL)
900 Rebecca Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2938
APPLY if you live or work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and are:
-An adult (18 or older) with a disability
-A family member of a person with a disability
-Interested in being a leader in your community.

For more information, contact:
Jamie A. Prioli
215-204-5974 (voice) 215-204-1805 (TTY)

Apply Online at:
Application due April 3, 2015

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

2015 Highmark Walk

The 2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Pittsburgh

Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Stage AE on the North Shore. This year’s Walk will benefit 76 health and human service organizations, including TRCIL     

For details:     


TRCIL’s Fitness Center has a

New Trainer


Expanded Gym Hours

Welcome Marcia Galore!  

 Along with our new trainer,

 the gym is now open

Monday through Friday

9a-12p and 1p-4p


Sibling Survey

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?

2 Current Research Studies:

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

PathLock In Home Trial – Part 1

If you want to see if you are eligible for this study and to find out more information, please click here!  Participants are paid $125 upon completion.



TRCIL’s United Way Contribution Number is 1304