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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

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


Day Habilitation

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

Featured News  

Does Your Company Participate in a United Way Campaign?

Please remember that you can designate your United Way donation to help support the Charles River Center programs and services. Our United Way code. . .

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ASPIRE Open House

ASPIRE! After school program for Independence, Recreation, and Education! Calling all parents, school members, counselors, and teachers! Come learn about the ASPIRE after-school program and all the great things Charles River has to offer! Join. . .


The Charles River Center Announces New President, Anne-Marie Bajwa

Philip V. Robey, Chairman of the Board at the Charles River Center, has announced that Anne-Marie Bajwa has been selected as the organization’s next. . .


Freia David in the Boston Globe

Read the Boston Globe article about Freia David's retirement from McDonald's in Needham after 32 years. 



Annual Awards Dinner

11/11/16 @ 6:00 PM
Lombardo's, Randolph
ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!Congratulations to the following Charles River Center employees. . .