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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


2015 is the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

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

Local Events Include:

Pittsburgh City Council proclaimed Tuesday, July 21, 2015 ”Americans with Disabilities Act Day” in the City of Pittsburgh

The proclamation was read at the City Council meeting and Milt Henderson of Three Rivers Center for Independent Living was among those who delivered remarks.

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 was recognized with one of the wrapped buses parked at the Festival. Buttons, postcards, etc., were distributed and local disability organizations participated.

June 15, July 20,  and 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

July 24, 2015 –

Westmoreland County ADA Celebration was held at the Courthouse Courtyard, 2 North Main St., inGreensburg,  from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Free admission, guest speakers, door prizes, resource information, food and entertainment.  For more information, call 724-219-3290.

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

Into New Hands

TRCIL’s durable medical equipment program will temporarily stop accepting donations beginning May 15, 2015.  We expect to resume accepting donations as soon as our move is complete.  If you have any questions, contact Cindy Williams at

Your Vote Counts!

Pennsylvania now has online voter registration!

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.

You can also 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


October 5th is the last day to register to vote

before the November 3rd Election

Accessible Fitness Center



Robert Norton, our new Independent Living Specialist/Wellness Coordinator

The gym is open Monday through Friday from

10am to 3pm

For more information contact Cindy at

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