Community Resources for Independence

Maximizing independence for those with disabilities.

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It's in our DNA.

Elevating your Quality of Life

Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live. CRI is one of more than 500 federally funded Centers for Independent Living across the nation established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

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Assistive Technology

Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free, state-supported program that loans AT devices to Pennsylvanians of all ages.

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Interpreter Referral

CRI provides qualified sign language interpreting services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Accessibility Education

Accessibility is a major barrier that people with disabilities face daily. CRI provides practical advice and training on issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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If you would like to talk with a CRI representative, please contact or call us today!

News & Events

Everyday Lives 2021 Conference

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, invites you to Save the Date and participate in the statewide Everyday Lives Conference.  


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Tiffani B Spotlight Series

CRI is conducting in-depth interviews with our direct care workers. The purpose of these interviews are to give our direct care workers a platform to share personal details on why they work in this field. Please click below to read our interview with Tiffani B.

Rite Aide Partners with Disability Advocacy Groups

The Office of Developmental Programs, PA Developmental Disabilities Council, Temple Institute on Disabilities, and Rite Aid have partnered to provide COVID-19 vaccines to individuals with an intellectual disability, developmental disability or autism and their caregivers at Rite Aid stores across the Commonwealth.

Please click below to read more!

Emergency Rental Assistance Outreach

Click below to read about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Spring is a Season of Change and Growth


Spring is a season of change and growth.  This spring season has many of our people growing their careers with CRI. 

On the CRI Wellsboro Team, Erin Swetland has been promoted to direct care worker supervisor.  Erin started with us as a direct care worker, she became a mentor, then she became a scheduler, and now she is a supervisor.  She’s now done just about it all.

Stepping deftly into the CRI Wellsboro Team’s scheduler spot is Yolanda Lewis.  Yolanda also started with CRI as a direct care worker.  She was then promoted to mentor, and now moves on to the scheduler’s duties.

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