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For the Media

RCIL's long-standing expertise has established us as a key resource for journalists covering local, state, and national issues related to disability and civil rights. We welcome your interest and look forward to working with you on your story, whether you need background information and statistics, insights into the impact of current legislation, or updates on our programs, events, or advocacy efforts.

For general media inquiries, please contact

Diana Sorrento
Public Relations Specialist
315-797-4642 x2986 (voice) or 315-797-5837 (tty)
Email Diana for more information.

For information on current legislative efforts and disability issues, please contact

Donna Gillette
NYS Legislative Policy Advocate
315-797-4642 x2981 (voice) or 315-797-5837 (tty)
Email Donna for more information.

Your Resource for Independent Living in Central New York


    RCIL is offering free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance through the website MYFREE Taxes.

    MyFree Taxes at RCIL’s Genesee Street, Utica NY Location

    The free service is open to individuals and families who earned $58,000 or less in 2013. It is provided through a partnership between the IRS and the Mohawk Valley Asset Building Coalition.

    The MyFree Taxes partnership works with filers to maximize their refunds and help eligible families and individuals claim valuable tax credits to help keep more money in their pockets. is an easy, fast and secure federal and state tax filing site powered by H&R Block ®. The online tool allows eligible taxpayers to self-file for free using a simple step-by-step process that includes telephone and online chat support.

    Those individuals interested in filing in person can visit RCIL's Genesee Street office at 1607 Genesee Street, Utica, where certified tax professionals can be available to assist you, if needed. Our Genesee Street tax site hours are Tuesdays 10:00-7:00 and Wednesday through Saturday 10:00-4:00.

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Utica Office

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409 Columbia St.
P.O. Box 210
Utica, NY 13503-0210
Voice (315) 797-4642
TDD (315) 797-5837
Fax (315) 797-4747

The Dorothy Smith Center
for Advocacy at RCIL

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1607 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Voice (315) 797-4642

Amsterdam Office

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347 West Main Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Voice (518) 842-3561
TDD (518) 842-3593
Fax (518) 842-0905

LDA North Country

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Suite 102
210 Court Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Voice (315) 785-9440

Herkimer Office

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Steuben Center
401 E. German St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
Voice (315) 866-7245
TDD (315) 866-7246
Fax (315) 866-7280