Enhancing the Full Participation of Persons with Disabilities 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.



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.


IL Philosophy

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

Holiday Open House

Friday, December 8
1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
One Clarks Hill, Suite 200

Download the 2023 Holiday Flyer (pdf)!

This is a scent-free event.

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

MWCIL is seeking additional Board Members. Learn more about this opportunity to join our BOD.

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News from MWCIL

Independent Living Coordinator

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GAMES Night for People who are 14-26 years old

Ages 14-26
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Coronavirus – COVID-19: Resources

updated 10/16/2023 MWCIL has collected COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities. Follow up with the providers to confirm all details ...

Driving Permit Prep Workshops

A session began on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Get ready to hit the road with confidence! The Permit Prep Program ...

Job Readiness Workshops

New session begins October 10 Prepare for success in the workforce with a five-week job readiness course designed for high ...

Healthy Relationships Workshops

Unlock the secrets to thriving relationships and unleash your social potential with an exciting and empowering class designed specifically for ...

MA Tales of Independence

Visit our video project of Massachusetts people with disabilities!

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.

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