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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  

Announcing the Phil Robey Community Fund

The establishment of the Phil Robey Community Fund was announced at the Building a Dream Gala on Friday, April 27th.  This fund, named in honor of. . .

Phil Robey

CRC to be Beneficiary of Women's Club Garden Tour

We are honored that the Needham Women's Club has selected the Charles River Center to be the recipient of proceeds from this year's Needham. . .


DESE/DDS Open Interest May 7 - 31

DDS will accept Interest Forms for the DESE/DDS Program between May 7, 2018 and May 31, 2018. The DESE/DDS Program is designed to provide in-home. . .


Check out our Annual Report

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Golf Tournament to Benefit CRC

Golf Tournament 2018 Save the Date
06/05/18 @ 1:00 PM
The Marlborough Country Club, Marlborough
Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Charles River CenterThe Needham. . .

2018 Needham Garden Tour Resized