Accessible Adirondack Tourism Fundraiser
MYSTERY BOARD GAME EVENING DINNER
TICKETS $50 – SPACE IS LIMITED
Town of Harrietstown Town Hall
Tickets must be purchased by April 9, 2023
We are strong advocates for people with disabilities and do not charge our consumers for our services.
We work to empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and lead full, satisfying lives.
Working with our consumers, their family and friends we know that we are all stronger as a team.
Located in Saranac Lake and also serving Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, we are easy to reach. We will even come to you.
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Tri-Lakes Center for
Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living (TLCIL) is a 501c(3) not for profit, non-residential civil rights organization providing a wide range of services to a growing population of people with disabilities. We work to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are honored and respected, allowing them to live with dignity.
Our consumers range from youth to the elderly, veterans and those with autism, who are deaf or hard of hearing, the blind and those with other visual impairments, those who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, cancer, arthritis, mental illness and physical impairments.
We also work to educate the public about the needs of people with disabilities and the structural accomodations required for businesses to be in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”).
At Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living we enjoy working with our consumers and are strong advocates for people with a variety of disabilities. We provide an array of support services to help them lead full, productive and happy lives.
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More Than 1,300
100 Consumers Served
in Essex County
People We've Helped
PPE and COVID-19 Related Services
Information and Referral Services
Advocacy and Legal Services
Benefits Advisement and Acquisition Assistance
Two Decades of
Advocacy and Support
Years of Service
For over 20 years we have provided access to support services for people with disabilities throughout the Adirondack’s Tri-Lakes (Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake) region.
Recent posts from Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living staff providing important news and information.
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TLCIL is working on the creation of a Sensory Garden here in Saranac Lake. A sensory garden is a...
TLCIL recently advocated against NYS Senate Bill S7374. The bill, if signed into law, would have...
We’ve all been dealing with COVID for what seems like an eternity and, unfortunately, it’s not...
Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living hosts, sponsors and attends events throughout the region.
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“I went in for help applying for SSDI, and even when lawyers couldn’t help me, the center was there for me and won my case!“
“TLCIL is the last, true peer advocate organization in the county. They improve the quality of life in Franklin County by bringing organizations and resources together, meeting individuals where they're at and working directly with them to help ensure good outcomes. They work to empower instead of enable, to raise up instead of push along, and to defend where needed.”
What Our Consumers Say About Us
It's not about the work, it's about the people we work for.
Thank you to all of our consumers, their families and friends who have allowed us to be a part of their team and grow together.
“TLCIL has been a lifesaver for me. Mary, Susan, Kevin and staff were able to advocate for me when I was too ill to do it for myself. They made me aware of community resources I didn’t know existed or was even eligible for. Mary helped me through a devastating period of my life, from encouraging me to seek help for my mental illness and teaching me how to advocate for myself. This agency worked with me for two years, always with a friendly, knowledgeable attitude to help me win my disability case. TLCIL helped me get my life back and boosted my self-esteem in the process. I’ll never be able to express how grateful I am for all they’ve done for me especially during a pandemic when other services were halted. We brainstormed, problem solved and even laughed a little. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”