Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL) is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible. Services include (see website for list of complete programs):
Information and Referral ( I & R): CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.
Housing Assistance: CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.
Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch. CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.
Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.
Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan: CRIL’s AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources. CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.
Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.
Main Office, 439 “A” Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM
Tri-Valley Office : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F
Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH – 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F
Phone: (510) 881-5743 – TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735
Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 / TTY (925) 371-1532