Mission of the Boston Living Center

"The Boston Living Center (BLC) is a non-profit community and resource center whose mission is to foster the wellness of all HIV positive people and respond to the changing needs of the HIV/AIDS community. Through peer leadership and support, we strive to enhance and enrich the lives of our members by providing education, treatment information, and support services with the goal of empowering members to live productive lives and participate within their families and communities."

The Boston Living Center provides programs and services, free-of-charge, to members in the context of an exceptionally welcoming, drug-free, safe, confidential, and culturally diverse environment. The only criterion for membership at the Center is verification of HIV+ status.

For more information on services at and membership to the BLC, please visit the Member Services page.

Membership Demographics:

  • 77% men, 22% women, 1% transgender
  • 42% white, 30% Black, 24% Latino, 4% all others
  • 80% income less than $20,000, 47% live below the poverty line ($10,000)
  • 40% homeless or precariously housed