Welcome to the Boston Center for Independent Living  (BCIL)

BCIL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided services to people with disabilities since 1974, when it became the second independent living center in the country. The organization was created by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. BCIL accomplishes this by empowering people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities with the practical skills and self-confidence to take control over their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live. At the same time, BCIL engages in advocacy and community organizing to promote access and change within society.

Our Mission Statement

The Boston Center for Independent Living is a frontline civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates to eliminate discrimination, isolation and segregation by providing advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills training, PCA services, and transitional services in order to enhance the independence of people with disabilities.

 

Upcoming Events

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10am - 12pm

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month to learn more about and how to apply for affordable housing options in your area. Our knowledgeable staf... Read More

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10am - 12pm

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month to learn more about and how to apply for affordable housing options in your area. Our knowledgeable staf... Read More

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10am - 12pm

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month to learn more about and how to apply for affordable housing options in your area. Our knowledgeable staf... Read More

Latest News

BCIL celebrates Donna Grady and the many members we have helped live independently!

Throughout July we will periodically share some of those members’ stories as we begin our annual membership drive. If you would like to share your story with us too, contact Susan at ssmith@bostoncil.org.

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"I was referred to BCIL by Mass Rehab. As a person with a disability, working with a BCIL advocate helps me achieve my goals and live a future life I couldn’t do on my own.
I love what BCIL does to help support people with disabilities. They are a great organization with wonderful people to be around. You know they have your back and will help you feel happy by lifting your spirit up." Donna Grady
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#TBT Who do you recognize? Does anyone know what year this was taken?
#BostonCIL #ThrowbackThursday

Photo text: 4 adults in wheelchairs
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