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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.


Employment & Day Services

Assisted by job counselors, participants are placed individually or in crews within a variety of community businesses.

Family Support

Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.


Residential Services

Charles River provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick and other MetroWest communities.

Featured News  

Family Support Offering Two Weeks of August Break

Our Family Support team is offering August Vacation Break Join us for almost 2 weeks of fun in August!! ?Sign up for all 8 days or pick and choose! August 16th-August 19th August. . .

2022 August Vacation Camp

Advocates Inc. and Charles River Center Team Up to Offer Mini Golf this Summer

ADVOCATES AND CHARLES RIVER CENTER PRESENT SUMMER MINI-GOLF LEAGUE Starting June 28th @Putts and More Holliston, MA 5:30-7:00pm Every Tuesday A friendly, weekly competition for young adults aged 14-24 Free to Join! Registration Required. Must be supported. . .

Mini Golf

Registration is now open for Adult and Kids' Summer Programs

Summer is almost here!   Time to register for Family Support's Summer Programs. Click here for Adult Programs registration form.Click here for Kids and Teen Programs registration. . .

Family Support

Our Family Support Team is Looking for Volunteers

Multiple Volunteer Opportunities Available! Our Family Support Division is looking for volunteers to assist with both one-time and ongoing programs and events. Click on each graphic for. . .



2022 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/25/22 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
 Come join us for the 12th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk All ages. . .