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.

Our Antiracism Statement

The Boston Center for Independent Living commits to making all aspects of our work antiracist, not only because it is just but also because it is necessary to serve and represent our community of people with disabilities. We commit to purposefully identifying, discussing, and challenging issues of race and ethnicity to address the impact they have on our organization, our work, and our people. Moreover, we will add our voice and advocacy to similar antiracist efforts in our community.

 

If you suspect abuse or neglect of a person with disabilities, please contact the Disabled Persons Protection Commission hotline at 1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY (ages 18-59), the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 1-800-922-2275 (ages 60+), the Department of Public Health 1-800-462-5540 (all Ages residing in Long Term Care Facilities), and the Department of Children and Families at 1-800-792-5200 (ages birth-17). The DPPC Sexual Assault Response Unit can be reached at 617-727-6465.

 

Click here to view the recent Updates to The Ride Program letter

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Summer Workshops July 5 - August 19

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
11:00am - 3:00pm

Summer Youth Programs In person and virtual options July 5th to August 19th 2022 Register Now!   About Us: Join the BCIL's Youth Team for a fun and interactive summer to… Read More

Virtual Housing Workshop

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Housing Workshop 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… Read More

Youth Summer Workshops July 5 - August 19

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
11:00am - 3:00pm

Summer Youth Programs In person and virtual options July 5th to August 19th 2022 Register Now!   About Us: Join the BCIL's Youth Team for a fun and interactive summer to… Read More

Latest News

Protecting participant health information is a core value of the All of Us Research Program. With a goal to recruit over 1 million people from across the U.S., they are working hard to ensure that participant data is securely stored. Learn more about how Data Security is at the heart of All of Us:www.joinallofus.org/privacy-safeguards@allofusresearch ... See MoreSee Less
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Boston Self-Help Center has two teams competing in the national power wheelchair soccer championship being held June 23 through June 26. The Falcons will be playing June 23 through June 25 The Brakers will compete June 24 through June 26. Check out the link below for some great competition!youtu.be/gVr3rDP-nOEsp ... See MoreSee Less
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Advisory Meeting | Riders' Transportation Access Group (R-TAG) (Virtual) JUNE 30, 2022, 5:30 PMwww.mbta.com/events/2022-06-30/advisory-meeting-riders-transportation-access-group-r-tag-virtual ... See MoreSee Less
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