Established as Organization in 1982

With an initial staff of seven, the Center (then known as Resources for Living Independently) was founded as a community-based, Consumer-directed organization, serving over 200 individuals in its first year. As the Center experienced program expansion, it amicably separated from Disabled In Action, Inc. In 1982 it formed a Board of Directors and established an independent organization at 4717 Pine St. in West Philadelphia.