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.

Dennis Moran from Framingham racing in the 2019 Boston Marathon

2019 Boston Marathon

Made the annual trip to Natick, just short of the 10 mile mark, to photograph the wheelchairs and hand cycles ...
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MWCIL Staff visiting Rep Murray

IL Education Day at the State House 2019 review

All of our photos are posted - visit the 2019 IL Education Day photo page. Visit the MA Statewide Independent ...
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Legislative Forum attendees

2019 Legislative Forum

We had a great discussion at our annual Legislative Roundtable with the Easter Seals of MA. Check out the photos! ...
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Within the framework of our Core Services, coordinators at MWCIL can help you achieve your goals for living independently with a disability.

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

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il philosophy

What is Independent Living?  Learn about the IL Movement, and your civil rights as a person with disabilities.

IL Philosophy