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Dramatic Car Crash Brings Riverside Community Together

On Friday, May 11th just after 2 pm, an SUV accidentally drove into the front wall of the Riverside Outpatient Center in Upton, Massachusetts, stopping about half way into Mary Kuchta’s office.  Mary, a long-time clinician, was with a client at the time, but the two of them, while trapped, were somehow unhurt. The scene was chaotic, with everyone in the bui… read more >


Maia’s Story: Riverside Life Skills Center

This is one of our most moving videos, yet.  Maia is a teen who had depression and was suicidal.  Her parents didn’t know where to turn.  She enrolled in Riverside’s Life Skills Center and has made remarkable progress.  Maia and her family generously decided to tell their story to explain the program and show other families that help is available. Rive… read more >


Meet Ryan: A New Resident

Ryan is on the move. In fact most recently, he moved into one of our new residences for individuals living with brain injury in Foxboro. Ryan has his own bedroom decorated with photos of family and friends and a pet fish named Angela. He enjoys going to the fitness center, playing board games, and arm wrestling. Twice a week he volunteers at a local hospital maki… read more >


The Best Thing About Riverside

One of the things I am most proud of at Riverside is our wonderful team of caring, compassionate, and dedicated staff. We recently visited a variety of programs around the organization and asked employees what they felt was best about working at Riverside. From our Child and Family services programs in Somerville, to our residential Development and Cognitive Serv… read more >


Moving Forward – How to Help Victims of Sexual Assault with Intellectual Disabilities

Despite under reporting, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have a higher incidence of most types of trauma, including sexual assault. It’s estimated that 83% of females and 32% of males are victims of sexual assault. This population is particularly vulnerable for many reasons including reliance on a myriad of caregivers and that they are of… read more >