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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



Employment 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  

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Charles River Center Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundation for MetroWest

The Charles River Center has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest to support recreation programs for those with developmental disabilities at the. . .

Painting Filomena Natick

Charles River Center Receives Highest CARF Accreditation

The Charles River Center announced today that its Day Habilitation division was recently re-certified with the highest level of recognition by the Commission on Accreditation. . .



Building a Dream Gala

Charles River Center Event
05/01/15 @ 6:30 PM
The Westin, Waltham, MA
When: Friday, May 1st, 6:30 pm Where: The Westin Waltham Honorees: The Needham Exchange. . .