Voices for Independence

VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities that we serve.

The purpose of Voices for Independence is to empower people with disabilities, improve the quality, independence, dignity, and control of their lives, as well as to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy, as well as the integration and full inclusion of individuals with cross disabilities into the mainstream of American society.


    • Independent Living Skills Training
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Information and Referral
    • Individual and Systems Advocacy
    • Nursing Home Transition
    • ADA Accessibility Guidelines
    • ADA Technical Compliance
    • Adaptive Sports Programs
    • Assistive Technology Lending Libraries
    • Attendant Care
    • Benefits Counseling
    • Community Education and Disability Awareness Programs
    • Community Groups
    • Community Integration Services
    • Consumer Library and Computer Lab
    • Disability Publications
    • Disability Sensitivity and Awareness Training
    • Durable Medical Equipment Program
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Fitness Centers
    • Health and Wellness Programs
    • Home Access Ramps
    • Home and Accessibility Education
    • Community Based Waivers (HCBS)
    • Home Modification Assessments
    • Home Modification Consulting
    • Home Modification Services
    • Housing Case Management
    • Housing Counseling
    • Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)
    • Interpreter Referral
    • Landlord Education
    • Living Well Fitness Services
    • Mobility Training
    • Nursing Home Resident Services
    • Nutrition and Lifestyle Training
    • Peer Counselors
    • Person Centered Counseling (PCC)
    • Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
    • Recreational Services
    • Resource Library
    • Sign Language Interpreter Referral
    • Technical Assistance
    • Transportation Services
    • Veterans Outreach
    • Videophone Program
    • Voter Registration
  • Serving Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango and Warren Counties

    Also providing NHT and Home Modification Services to Armstrong, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties

    And Personal Assistance Services (and associated services) to Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, and Warren Counties

    Shona Eakin, Executive Director

    814-874-0064 V
    814-874-0064 TTY
    814-874-3497 FAX



1107 Payne Avenue, Erie, PA 16503