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.


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Upcoming Events

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

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

BCIL Expanded Services Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) has been awarded a contract from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission to provide expanded independent liv... Read More

Boston Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration Day

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration Day

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities would like to invite ... Read More

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Join BCIL at a community meeting on our services on Thurs, July 19 at 1 pm at Central Boston Elder Services at Dudley Square in Roxbury (2315 Washington Street, Boston 02119). Spanish language interpretation and CART will be available.