Community Resources for Independence is dedicated to the independent living movement. Accessibility is a major obstacle that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. Center for Independent Living staff provides practical advice and training on issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
With funding provided by TechOWL, a program run through Temple University, CRI is an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) providing information & assistance to seven (7) counties in Northwest Pennsylvania (CIL counties plus Mercer).
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is an advocacy program for people with disabilities administered by the Center for Disability Law & Policy. CAP helps people who are seeking services from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Blindness and Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
CRI’s Hospice Wraparound Program provides end of life care to individuals in need. The program gives consumers the ability to stay in their homes for the remainder of their lives while receiving the care that allows them to maintain independence and dignity.
As a result of a needs assessment survey sent to all consumers in our CIL service area, CRI established an Expansion Program to provide additional services those consumers in our CIL area.
CRI maintains a fleet of wheelchair accessible vans which we use to provide transportation to consumers in need in Erie County. Rides are scheduled and provided for a variety of reasons.
Community Resources for Independence is committed to helping our communities' Veterans through unfamiliar processes and supporting any endeavors they wish to take on with resources referrals.