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.

MA Tales of Independence

MWCIL has launched a video project!  MATalesofIndependence.net 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.

Marching to capital

NCIL Annual Conference

Danya, Mikaela and Kyla traveled to Washington in July for the National Council on Independent Living Annual Conference. The highlight ...
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Jennifer Lee and Steve Higgins give David the award.

NCIL Advocacy Award to David Correia

Join us in congratulating MWCIL Advocacy Director, David Correia, as the recipient of the 2019 Regional Advocacy Award for Region ...
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Attendee sings along with Attik Band

ADA Celebration 2019

The 29th celebration of the ADA was great. Dunn Pond State Park had a cool breeze. We had lots of ...
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services

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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resources

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

Resource links

il philosophy

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

IL Philosophy