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A leader in supporting people with developmental disabilities



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  

Join the Charles River Riders

Join the Charles River Riders!  Join the Charles River Riders at this year’s Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 24th!  Ride 25, 50 or even. . .


Thanks for Voting: We won the b.good grant!

Thank you to everyone who voted for our Horticulture Program to win a $5,000 grant from the b.good Family Foundation.  We are so pleased we. . .


Horticulture Program Enters Its 2nd Summer

Now that spring has sprung and the weather is gradually turning warmer, participants in the Charles River Center’s Horticulture Program are busy in the greenhouse. . .

Andy Farm

Adult Extended Day Now in Natick

The Adult Extended Day Program is a fun and active social and skill building group for adults 18+ who live in the Middlesex West Area.  This. . .

Charles River Center Event


Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/25/16 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
5K RUN/1 MILE WALK  We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 25th. . .