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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

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


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

Communication and Coping During Hospital Visits and Hospitalizations: Preparing for Success

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Charles River Center in will be hosting a seminar, in conjunction with Boston Childrens Hospital, entitled, Communication and. . .

Boston Childrens Charles River Center


2018 Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

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