Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (TRI) is one of 39 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in New York State. TRI was founded in 1986 and located in Dutchess County, NY. Our mission is to promote independence and integration in society for people with disabilities.

On a daily basis, we advocate on behalf of people with disabilities while also acting as consultants regarding disability issues. As such, we are poised to identify the needs of the individuals and families we serve, to discover gaps in services, as well as any disparities and barriers in accessing appropriate services. We are sought out by individuals with disabilities, their families, and area agencies to assist in navigating the difficulties they face within our community.

Independent living means controlling and directing your own life. That includes taking risks and being allowed to succeed and fail on your own terms. It means participating in community life and pursuing activities of your own choosing. Independent living entails knowing what choices are available, selecting what is right for you, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

Independent living means being as self-sufficient as possible for people with disabilities that affect their ability to make complicated decisions or pursue complex activities. It means being able to exercise the greatest degree of choice in where you live, with whom you live, how to live, where you work, with whom you work, and how to use your time.

Please contact us should you require additional information regarding independent living.