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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


Attention Gym Members

The gym will be closed for the holidays

beginning Monday December 22nd and will re-open Tuesday January 6th


Attention TRCIL Consumers:

Coat Giveaway

Pre-owned and gently worn adult size coats and jackets,

hats, scarves, and gloves

Limited Supply so 

you must schedule an appointment by calling 412-371-7700 ext. 136


Monday, December 22nd

8:30 am-4 pm

Tuesday December 23rd

8:30 am- 11 am



900 Rebecca Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15221

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 begin

Tuesday, October 21st

and will be held weekly on

Tuesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm

Topics will 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


Adults on Act 150 Waiting List Must Take Action to Begin Enrollment

The Pennsylvania Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) has begun mailing notices to some adults, ages 18-59, with physical disabilities who applied for home and community based services and were placed on the waiting list for the Act 150 program.
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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.


Scholarship Available

American Association on Health and Disability Accepting Applications for Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Their mission is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies to reduce health disparities for people with disabilities.

Established in 2009, the AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, and disability studies, including disability policy and disability research. Royalties from the DHJO and private donations fund the AAHD Scholarship Program.

Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000 and will be awarded in January 2015.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate school as a junior or above, or be enrolled part- or full-time in a graduate school, and have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.) In addition, applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college university. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies or research, health promotion, or a field related to disability and health.

For more information:


TRCIL’s United Way Contribution Number is 1304