MetroWest Center for Independent Living

""Contact Information

280 Irving Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: (508) 875-7853 (voice)    (508) 875-7853 (TTY)
Fax: (508) 875-8359

View the MWCIL website

Information Specialist: Information Specialist

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

MetroWest Center for Independent Living (MWCL) is a consumer-controlled, community based, non-profit organization that seeks to empower individuals with disabilities with the skills and the knowledge necessary to be self-sufficient and productive members of the community. MWCIL is committed to the independent living movement and strongly emphasizes the consumer involvement and control in the provision of all services. MWCIL is controlled by members and a board of directors composed of a majority of individuals with disabilities, professionals and interested individuals from the MetroWest area of Massachusetts.

MWCIL is a partner of the Metrowest Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (MWADRC), and provides an Options Counseling program, which enables individuals to make informed choices about the services and supports available to them in the community.

MWCIL‘s office is fully accessible.  MWCIL offers technical assistance, brailling services, public/consumer education and outreach, and ADA consulting. We also have a computer recycling program and offer computer training classes to consumers.

Population(s) Served

Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Hudson, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Maynard, Marlborough, Medway, Medfield, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville,Southborough, Sherborn, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Wrentham.


Portuguese, Spanish


  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Peer Counseling
  • Advocacy (both individual and systemic)
  • Options Counseling program


To receive direct services (peer counseling, independent living skill training, individual advocacy), one must be a person with a disability living in service area


All service are free to consumers. Fees for technical assistance and Brailling are applicable to profit-making businesses and municipalities.