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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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CRC Note Cards for Sale!

These beautiful note cards, featuring artwork from participants in Day Habilitation art classes, make a wonderful gift (or treat yourself) and help spread the word about. . .


Shop Amazon Smile & Support CRC!

Did you know The Charles River Center participates in the AmazonSmile program?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CRC every. . .


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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Vacation Program 12/26 - 12/29

12/26/17 @ 9:00 AM
Charles River Center Needham
Join us during December break!Staffing ratio: 1:3 and limited 1:1 staffing availableAges 7-21Time:. . .