People with Disabilities Living in the Community

MetroWest Center for Independent Living  provides an array of independent living services that enable people with disabilities to live in the community. The center was created by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. We empower people with disabilities by teaching the practical skills and confidence to take control over their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live. We promote access and change within society while advocating for programs and services needed by people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.  MWCIL is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency.

We enable people with disabilities to gain freedom from nursing homes and other institutional settings.

If you have a disability, live within our area (26 towns in Metrowest section of Massachusetts) and have needs, goals, or barriers related to your living independently, then contact us at 508-875-7853.

MetroWest Center for Independent Living is a scent-free environment. Please keep this in mind when you plan a visit.

Appointment Only

For the foreseeable future, while coronavirus precautions are in effect, all visitors to MetroWest Center for Independent Living must make an appointment ahead of time. Download the notice for a description of how we will continue to provide services.

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Visit our video project of Massachusetts people with disabilities! is a collection of the personal stories of Massachusetts people with disabilities and how they have achieved independence.  Each person’s story is different showing the many varied paths to independence.

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News from MWCIL

Paul Spooner and MWCIL in MetroWest News – ADA 30

MetroWest Daily News Looking at the Americans with Disabilities Act: 30 years later ... and during a global pandemic By ...
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Coronavirus – COVID-19: Resources

Updated 10/22/2020:  MWCIL has collected COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities.  Some of the programs listed below may have expired;  ...
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ADA Turns 30 in 2020

From The Hill The Americans with Disabilities Act is turning 30. Here's what you should know. The civil rights law ...
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Coordinators at MWCIL can help you achieve your goals for living independently, in the community with disabilities.



We have compiled local, statewide and national online resources which may answer your questions.


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