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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Employment & Day Services

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


Residential Services

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


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  

New Program: Adult Family Care

We are pleased to announce that the Charles River Center’s Adult Family Care program is up and running, and we are seeking referrals to the. . .


How the Charles River Center helped one family

Stephen, who was diagnosed with autism at an early age, was ready to leave school and start his life as a young adult.  Find out from his. . .


Watch the piece on CRC volunteers at Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton

Twice a week volunteers from the Charles River Center visit Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton to lend a hand.Watch the WCVB 5 For Good story. . .


Does Your Company Participate in a United Way Campaign?

Our code is M358488.  Please remember that you can designate your United Way donation to help support the Charles River Center programs and services. Our United. . .

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Building a Dream Gala 2017

05/05/17 @ 6:00 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
 Click here for the latest information on the 2017 Gala!