Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (TRI), is one of 39 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in New York State. TRI was founded over 30 years ago and is located in Dutchess County, NY. Our mission is to promote independence and integration in society for people with disabilities.

Independent Living Centers are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations. ILCs are unique in that they operate according to a strict philosophy of self-direction, wherein people with all types of disabilities directly govern and staff the organization.

Our primary goal is to remove financial, architectural, communication and attitudinal barriers to allow for full participation and independence locally and beyond 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 answer questions and to assist people in navigating the barriers to inclusive living they face within our community.

Independent living means controlling and directing your own life. It means 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 is knowing what choices are available, selecting what is right for you and taking responsibility for your own actions.

For people with disabilities affecting their ability to make complicated decisions or pursue complex activities, independent living means being as self-sufficient as possible. 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.

For more information regarding independent living, please contact us at (Voice) 845-452-3913, (Video Phone) 845-345-8416 or via email at tri@taconicresources.org.