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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Residential Services

Charles River provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick and other MetroWest communities.


Employment Services

Assisted by job counselors, participants are placed individually or in crews within a variety of community businesses.


Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.


Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.

Featured News  

Wings for Autism

Wings for Autism is a program specifically designed to support families of children with autism, creating a travel test run to help ease the stress. . .


Charles River Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundation for MetroWest

The Charles River Center has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest to support recreation programs for those with developmental disabilities at the. . .

Painting Filomena Natick

CRC Selected as Recipient of Whole Foods 5% Days January 14 and 21

Whole Foods Markets in Wellesley and Dedham will pledge 5 percent of that day’s net sales on Wednesday, 1/14 (Wellesley) and Wednesday, 1/21 (Dedham) to the. . .

5% Day


Save the Date - Building a Dream Gala

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05/01/15 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
The annual Building a Dream Gala benefiting The Charles River Center will. . .