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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  

Needham Exchange Club Will Host 33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Save the Date!The 33rd Annual Needham Exchange Club Charity Golf Tournament will be held on  Monday, June 7th, 2021 at LeBaron Hills Country Club in. . .

Golf Tournament

2021 Building A Dream Raffle Tickets are on Sale


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

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 Building A Dream Virtual Gala

Building A Dream Gala
05/06/21 @ 7:00 PM
Charles River Center Needham
2021 Building A Dream Virtual Gala  The 2021 Building A Dream Virtual Gala. . .

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