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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  

Introducing Guy Talk: A Social Luncheon

Guy Talk is a 6-week social group comprised of 6- 8 young adults (ages 18 - 28) who want to step out of their comfort. . .

Guy Talk

Family Support Halloween Parties - Come Join Us If You Dare!

Family Support will be hosting two "spooktacular" Halloween Parties!!  Adult Halloween Dance (for Ages 16+)Friday, October 29, 20216:00 - 8:00 pm @59 East Militia Heights Drive, NeedhamKids. . .


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. . .



2021 Annual Awards Celebration

Annual Awards
10/22/21 @ 6:00 PM
via Zoom
 Charles River Center's Annual Awards Celebration Let us celebrate together (virtually)! FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 6. . .