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

Massachusetts Independent Living Listening Sessions

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We want to hear from you! Massachusetts Independent Living Listening Sessions Boston Center for Independent Living Listening Session October 23, 2018 1:00... Read More

College 101 Workshop Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:30pm - 5:30pm

College 101 Workshop Series Considering going to college? Let’s explore the basics. This fall workshop series goal is to give participants ages 16-22 a b... Read More

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 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

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Massachusetts Independent Living Listening Sessions
@ BCIL October 23 1-4 PM
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston

Share your ideas on Independent Living in MA. We need your help as we develop our new Three-Year State Plan for Independent Living.