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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  

Take a Look at Our 2020 Annual Report

We are excited to present our 2020 Annual Report.  Read all about what we were able to accomplish during FY 2020, thanks to our generous. . .

2020 Annual Report

Congratulations to all our 2020 Annual Awards Celebration Winners!

Even though we were unable to hold an in-person event this year, that did not stop the 100+ people who joined our "virtual" 2020 . . .


COVID-19 Updates from President Anne-Marie Bajwa

During this unprecedented health crisis, Charles River Center's President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, will be issuing regular updates regarding what steps are being taken to ensure. . .



2021 Virtual Building A Dream Gala

Building a Dream Gala
05/01/21 @ 8:00 AM
Charles River Center Needham
2021 Building A Dream "Virtual" Gala  presenting  the Maria McTernan Leadership Award to  and the. . .