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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.

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Win $1000, tickets to James Taylor, or a delicious steak dinner!

How'd you like to win $1,000 cash, tickets to James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Fenway on August 11th, or a delicious steak dinner. . .


What Is Adult Foster Care and Is It Right for You?

Adult Foster Care is a program that is designed for those who would like to live in a family setting in the community with an approved caregiver. Caregivers. . .


Golf Tournament May 22nd to Benefit the Charles River Center

Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Charles River CenterThe Needham Exchange Club will host its 30th annual charity golf tournament on Monday, May. . .



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!