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, September 6, 2017
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, September 20, 2017
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 4, 2017
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

Latest News

BCIL celebrates Eddie Shields and the many members we have helped live independently! Throughout the next couple of weeks we will periodically share some of those members’ stories as we begin our annual membership drive.

“I found BCIL through a friend and came for help with housing, disability benefits, and job coaching. I feel like it was the best decision I made in my life! Working directly with my advocate helped me conduct my housing search more productively. BCIL is important because they help people with various disabilities regardless of age or background. Their help made me feel more comfortable talking to people or about personal matters.” -Eddie Shields

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