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The purpose of Voices for Independence is to empower people with disabilities, improve the quality, independence, dignity, and control of their lives, as well as to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy, as well as the integration and full inclusion of individuals with cross disabilities into the mainstream of American society.

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Our Locations

Erie Headquarters

VFI headquarters is located in Erie. As a Center for Independent Living, VFI strives to go above & beyond in terms of not just offering standard services, but to allow for our building to be a true community center. We have activities such as bingo, cooking & craft classes, self-defense lessons, chair yoga and much more. You can also utilize our fully accessible fitness center and enjoy our accessible playground. For a complete list of our activities, check out our monthly calendar.


1432 Wilkins Road, Erie, PA 16505


(814) 874-0064

Washington Office

Our Washington office is located on West Maiden Street, in Washington, PA. This newly-renovated building is the former historic YWCA building in downtown Washington– now an office for both Voices for Independence and TRPIL (Transitional Paths to Independent Living). TRPIL provides the 5 core CIL services out of this Washington office, with Voices for Independence covering all others.


42 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301


(724) 223-5115