Resources for Independence

The mission of Resources for Independence is to provide services that promote independence, accessibility, self-advocacy, productivity, and quality of life for all individuals or groups of individuals with all types of significant disabilities, (A significant disability is one which affects a person in a limiting way in one or more areas of life functions such as: mobility, cognitive reasoning, communication, etc .)

Services are provided to those residing in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland.

Center for Independent Living

Center 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.

Resources for Independence


Home Insurance Cumberland Maryland


Home Insurance Washington County


Homeowners Insurance Allegany County


Personal Insurance Garrett County

What our clients say

RFI provides help for people with disabilities. The service you get is totally up to your needs, and if they can’t help you they can point you in the right direction, or even walk you through the process. I’ve gotten help applying for programs and services that I had no idea that I was eligible for. I’ve also gotten help going through my mail and bills, which was what I needed at the time. It is really up to the individual and his/her needs. The staff is very friendly, nonjudgmental and knowledgeable. If you are disabled in the Cumberland area, I highly recommend that you contact RFI if you need extra help that you’re not getting from other agencies.

~ Pam B.

I recently contacted Resources for Independence to obtain assistance for a disabled family member. I was extremely impressed by the staff’s dedication in assisting me with getting the help that was needed at this time. I only know the name of two of the four employees who helped me. Lori McGruder, along with two others physically worked to obtain a piece of heavy equipment and then loaded it into my vehicle. Robin Kerr helped me with the paperwork and gave me other information that may help me. I’m so appreciative to Resources for Independence for taking care of everything in such a timely manner.

~ Roxie G.

Resources for Independence


  • Monday-Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sundays: Closed

Helping You

Services are provided to those residing in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland.