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.


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).


Click here to use the new Mass PCA Directory – connecting consumers and PCAs together!                                                                                                                           



Upcoming Events

Travel Training Summer Workshop Series for Youth Ages 16-22

Monday, July 22, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm

We will meet weekly on Mondays from 10 am-1 pm. Dates: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12  ... Read More

BCIL Summer Independent Living Workshop Series at Roxbury Community College

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

BCIL Summer Independent Living Workshop Series at Roxbury Community College 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury ... Read More

Adaptive Yoga

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join adaptive yoga every Tuesday at BCIL, 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston,  from 2-3 pm & on Wednesday from  6-7pm at the NonProfit Center, 89 South St... Read More

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