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Welcome to the Boston Center for Independent Living Inc. (BCIL)

Note for first time visitors.

20 Boston CIL staff members with the Boston State House in the background

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BCIL Staff

BCIL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided services to people with disabilities since the organization’s founding in 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 with 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 works to promote access and change within society and responds with programs and services to the needs of people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.

BCIL's 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, and PCA services in order to enhance the independence of people with disabilities.

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