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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

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  

The Lamp Summer 2019

Read the latest issue of the Charles River Center newsletter, The Lamp - Summer 2019 

The Lamp Summer 2019

Horiticulture Program Continues To Plant and Maintain Vegetable Beds in Linden Square Courtyard

The Horticulture Program is in the news! This is the third year that individuals participating in Charles River Center's Horticulture Program have been planting and maintaining vegetable. . .

SWellesley Report Horticulture Photo

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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Career Opportunities Available at Charles River Center

  Looking to a make a difference in someone's life? Come join our team --you can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. . .



5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/22/19 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
 Please join us for the 9th Annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile. . .