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, October 3, 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

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, October 17, 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

Vision Board Workshop - An Art Workshop for Adults with Disabilities

Friday, October 19, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Vision Board Workshop - An Art Workshop for Adults with Disabilities No artistic experience required! Join us for an evening of creating ar... Read More

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2018 Trek, Trot & Treat! -

2018 BCIL TREK, TROT & TREAT
Join us on Sunday, October 21, 2018 for our 2nd Annual BCIL Trek, Trot & Treat – a Costumed Run, Walk, and Roll for Independence. This family friendly event will be held indoors from 1-3 pm at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center – located at 100 William Morrissey Blvd., Boston.

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Fundraising Workshop for the BCIL Trek, Trot & Treat – a Costumed Run, Walk & Roll for Independence Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6-7:30 pm at BCIL - 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston

We’ve heard people want to participate in different events where you need to raise pledges and donations, but don’t know how or where to begin. Join us at this interactive workshop and learn how to easily ask for pledges and support for events that are important to you. This workshop will include developing a list of people you can ask, sample scripts that can be used, and interactive activities that involve you practicing making the ask. You will leave this workshop ready and able to easily ask for pledges and donations to support you in the upcoming BCIL Trek, Trot & Treat event!

Join us at the Boston Center for Independent Living on Tuesday, October 2 from 6 - 7:30 pm for this informative workshop and sign up for the Trek, Trot & Treat event at the same time. Light dinner will be served.

To sign-up for this workshop or request accommodations, email Susan at ssmith@bostoncil.org or Shaya at sfrench@bostoncil.org
We look forward to seeing you!
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