503 East Arch Street

St.Marys, PA 15857

1(814)781-3050 or




Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), LIFT offers services to enable people with disabilities to achieve new goals and broaden their horizons. It enables them to achieve and maintain self-sufficient and productive lives. Most services are provided free of charge and available to all age groups.

Mission Statement

LIFT is dedicated to the empowerment and independence of all people with disabilities


History of Life and independence For Today

Life and Independence for Today was established in 1987 as a satellite office of Community Resources for Independence. As a CIL, LIFT can provide the following four core services: advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills (ILS) training and information & referral. Through hard work and dedication, LIFT has become well known throughout its six county service area as a leader in providing disability related services to consumers, family members and the community at large. LIFT's service area includes Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties.