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Independence is our mission.

Your life. Your decisions.

At the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), we believe that to live independently you don't need permission, you need resources.

At RCIL, we provide real solutions to the personal, social or governmental barriers that may prevent your decisions from being respected and realized. We have three decades of experience in providing individually tailored advocacy, information, and training services.

RCIL believes that the widespread poverty, segregation, and isolation of people with disabilities is unacceptable, should not be tolerated, and requires change.


RCIL Holds Ribbon-Cutting For New Downtown Utica Headquarters

The Ribbon-Cutting for RCIL's new headquarters was Tuesday, November 12th. As RCIL CEO Zvia McCormick stated, “We are excited to stay in downtown Utica and continue to grow as an organization. I thank the RCIL Board and organizations that invested in this project, including Empire State Development (ESD) and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, as well as our partners, especially Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, for their continued support.”. To read the full press release, please click here

RCIL CEO, Board Members, Chamber Members and Local Dignitaries Standing with Ribbon in front of a wall that reads Living our Values - Customer Focus


RCIL is working and growing!

2018 RCIL Annual Report


Message from the CEO

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the newly redesigned Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) website. I hope our website provides you with valuable information regarding your rights, options, and the resources available to assist you in living your life your way… independently and active in the community.

Please visit often and send us your suggestions for improving ease of use or additional resources you think would be helpful.

Most importantly, I believe the information we share through our website will be valuable to all visitors. We want your feedback – let us know how you like our new website!



Zvia McCormick
Chief Executive Officer, RCIL


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This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.