There are 10 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Massachusetts. CILs are unique in that a majority of board and staff members are individuals with disabilities. CILs are a one-stop resource for people with disabilities, providing a variety of programs and services. Our collective goal is to assist these citizens to live independently in their community of choice. CILs work with individuals of all ages, and all types of disabilities.
CILs provide the following services to individuals:
- Information and Referral
- Peer Support
- Skills Training
- Nursing home and institution transition to the community
- Youth Transition
This State of Massachusetts website provides information on housing rights, consumer issues, housing searches, and home modification loan programs.
The Housing Search Guide for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts provides information about searching for housing in Massachusetts for people who have one or more disabilities. Most of the information is also helpful to people with low incomes. Funding for this project was provided by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.
If you or a household member is disabled or an elder, the Home Modification Loan Program can provide a loan so you can make needed adaptations or modifications to your home. Modifications can help you remain in your home and live more independently.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living, and Disability Determination for federal benefit programs. MRC is a partner and funder of MyMassHome.