Resources for Independence (RFI) is a Center for Independent Living (CIL). Centers for Independent Living are grassroots, advocacy driven organizations run by and for people with disabilities. They focus on civil rights, the independent living philosophy, and inclusion.
The Independent Living Movement creates a new social paradigm for people with disabilities, emphasizing consumer control, achieved through the staff and Board of Directors of each Center for Independent Living being comprised necessarily of at 51% people with significant disabilities.
Resources for Independence mission is carried out in a wide variety of ways, according to the priorities and needs of local communities through four core services.