Our Mission: The Boston Self Help Center Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit run by and for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses providing and advocating for adaptive sports, recreation and other resources for individuals with disabilities.
As we move forward, we embrace this history in support of ourselves and others with disabilities. Our power wheelchair soccer team, the Boston Brakers (BostonSelfHelpCeter.org/Boston-Brakers), continues to thrive and grow while continuing to need funds to sustain this momentum. Our BSHC goals include increasing the number of soccer participants and teams in the Boston area and exploring other recreational and sports opportunities for those with disabilities who are not finding these types of adaptive outlets. We welcome inquiries about our services and encourage people with disabilities and their allies to contact us for assistance.
BSHC and the Boston Brakers are dependent upon individual donations from supporters of our mission and programs; our mailing address is 1534 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02120. Donations are tax deductible.
** EXCITING NEWS! ** The Boston Self Help Center is purchasing a Strike Force Chair which will be available to the Boston Brakers team and guests. Have you never tried one? You will have the opportunity to try it out and you will be amazed!
The Strike Force from Power Soccer Shop is the first wheelchair designed specifically for power soccer! Designed with a low center of gravity and wide wheelbase, the Strike Force is able to move with more agility and spin kick with more power than any other power wheelchair in the world! Equipped with top-notch components and built on a durable steel frame, this chair is ready for the rigors of elite competition. The Strike Force is the only choice for serious power soccer athletes. Each chair is tailor-made with a wide variety of options to perfectly fit each athlete.
STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
P&G R-Net LCD Joystick – with color display
P&G 120 amp Controller
T-84 Motor with Brake
MK Gel Batteries
Square Corner Foot Guard
Fan cooling system for controller
Aluminum front caster wheels
Rear anti-tip caster wheels with pin lock system
Aluminum drive wheels & tires
Soft Back seat
Boston Self Help Center President Jim Wice received the Marie Feltin Award through the Boston Center for Independent Living:
[3 min video]
Dr. Muller, a Nobel Prize laureate, is impressed with Ralph’s active life despite Muscular Dystrophy:
[6 min video]