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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

Family Support

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

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

Donations Needed for Charles River Center Food Drive

The Charles River Center is hosting a food drive to benefit the Needham Community Council until Friday, November 22nd.  All food items collected will be. . .

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A Festive Grugan Center Ribbon Cutting Celebration

On Wednesday, October 30th, friends of Charles River Center gathered to celebrate the completion of a year and a half renovation project and the official re-naming of. . .

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Meet Joy Reed, our new Chief Operating Officer

Joy Reed has joined Charles River Center as our Chief Operating Officer. She manages the four divisions of Charles River Center: Day Habilitation, Employment and. . .

Joy Reed

The Arc of Massachusetts 2019 Transition Conference will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Arc of Massachusetts 2019 Transition Conference Charting the LifeCourse during the Transition Years    WHEN:  Saturday, November 16, 2019WHERE:  The College of the Holy Cross, WorcesterREGISTER:      This full day conference will feature. . .

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2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Annual Dinner
11/22/19 @ 6:00 PM
Lombardo's Randolph, MA
 Please join us for: the Charles River Center 2019 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER November 22, 2019 Lombardo‚Äôs  6. . .