Life and Independence for Today A Center for Independent Living

503 E. Arch Street

St. Marys, PA 15857



The programs offered at Life and Independence for Today are designed to promote independent living. Though our programs, skills are developed to assist individuals with obtaining measurable goals. We take pride in the understanding that every person is unique and apply all of our programs to enable them to achieve their goal to a more independent lifestyle.
Core Services
  • Information and Referral

    Life and Independence for Today's Information and Referral service provides consumers, families, and professionals with information about disability issues, services, and programs.

  • Independent Living Skills

    Our Independent Living Skills trainings offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to live independently.

    Training is provided individually as well as in small groups and emphasizes skills such as: budgeting, organization and housekeeping skills, accessing transportation, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

  • Advocacy

    LIFT provides three main types of advocacy and advocacy training;  Individual, Collective, and Systemic.


    Individual advocacy, as the name indicates, is assisting individuals in gaining knowledge about their rights and how to ensure they are upheld.


    Collective advocacy involves a group of people advocating for a common goal, such as better transportation, housing, or accessibility throughout the community.


    Systemic advocacy involves groups of individuals seeking changes in laws, policies, funding and programs.

  • Peer Mentoring

    Our Peer Mentoring service offers consumers the support of individuals with disabilities who have achieved a level of independence and have the willingness to share their life experiences.  Through this opportunity the consumer can explore options, make informed decisions and achieve individually defined control over his or her life.

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