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

BCIL Member and Advocates Meeting - Building our Power!

Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Save the Date: March 1, 2018 1:00 – 3:30 PM BCIL Member and Advocates Meeting: Building our Power! As 2018 unfolds, a host of issues are before us: ... Read More

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, March 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

Massachusetts Annual Independent Living Education Day

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:30am - 3:00pm

You’re invited to the Massachusetts Annual Independent Living Education Day at th... Read More

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PCA & Consumer-Employers Meet & Greet

February 28, 2018, 1:30pm - February 28, 2018, 3:30pm

This is the Metro Boston meet and greet for People with Disabilities who utilize Mass Heath through the PCA Program and PCAs who are looking for Consumer-Employers. This is a partnership between Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) and 1199SEIU for PCAs.


BCIL will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of President's Day. ...