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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  

Registration for 5K on 9/27 Now Open!

Registration is open for our 5th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sunday, September 27th, 2015!  www.charlesrivercenterroadrace.comOur Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a fun,. . .


Charles River Center Receives Highest Survey and Certification Report

The Charles River Center, a multi-service agency based in Needham that helps more than 850 adults and children with developmental disabilities, was recently re-certified with. . .


Respite Home Now Taking Guests

Do you need to travel or would you like a weekend away knowing your loved one is in good hands?  Our weekend Respite Home is. . .

Respite Sharon


The Ellie Bloom Special Olympics

09/19/15 @ 10:00 AM
DeFazio Park, Needham
Come and join us for The Ellie Bloom Special Olympics on Saturday, September 19th. . .