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Programs  

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Employment & Day Services

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

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Residential Services

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

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Family Support

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

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Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

REGISTER OR VOLUNTEER FOR THE ELLIE BLOOM SPECIAL OLYMPICS, SEPTEMBER 29TH

 The 30th annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will be held on Saturday, September 29th at DeFazio Park in Needham.  Check in begins at 9:30 am and events begin at 10:00. . .

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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. . .

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#MAkingadifference

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Charles River Center participated in the celebration of Nonprofit Awareness Day, a statewide holiday honoring the contributions of nonprofits. . .

Making a Difference

2018 Needham Exchange Golf Tournament A Big Success

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, over 80 golfers enjoyed a day of golf (despite a brief interruption due to inclement weather!) at the 31st. . .

Golf Tournament 2018 Save the Date

Events 

2018 Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

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09/23/18 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
5K RUN/1 MILE WALK We hope you can join us on Sunday, September. . .