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Community Resources for Independence (CRI) services began in 1978 under Erie Independence House (EIH) as a 12 unit apartment complex providing attendant care and independent living services to people with disabilities. In 1980, Timothy Finegan became the Executive Director of EIH. This also marked the year the Federal Center for Independent Living (CIL) grant was awarded to EIH. In 1990, CRI was established and incorporated to become the managing agent for EIH and their CIL services. EIH continued managing their apartment complexes. In 1997, due to federal regulations, CRI separated from EIH to continue providing CIL and Attendant Care services to people with disabilities.
Below you will see a growth map of CRI services provided to Pennsylvania since 1978. Today CRI provides services in 44 counties throughout Pennsylvania.
CRI Growth Map
- 1978 - CRI Began as EIH in Erie County
- 1980 - Expansion to 13 counties, Established office in St. Mary's
- 1985 - Expansion to 14 counties
- 1986 - Expansion to 21 counties, Established office in Lewisburg
- 1989 - Expansion to 24 counties, Established offices in Lewistown & Mercer
- 1990 - Incorporated as Community Resources for Independence
- 1992 - Expansion to 28 counties
- 1996 - Closed St. Mary's office, Established office in Brookville
- 1999 - Added PA Dept of Aging Waiver Services
- 2001 - Closed Mercer office, Opened office in Hermitage
- 2002 - Expansion to 30 counties, Established in Warren
- 2003 - Expansion to 40 counties, Closed Brookville and opened offices in Clarion & Altoona
- 2004 - Established office in Wellsboro
- 2006 - Opened Oil City office
- 2007 - Opened Bradford office, Relocated Erie Headquarters, Expanded Hermitage location
- 2008 - Opened Clearfield office, Relocated Warren office
- 2009 - Expansion to 46 counties, Established offices in Allentown and McConnellsburg
- 2010 - 20th Anniversary of Community Resources for Independence
- 2012 - Established office in Indiana