Clubhouses & Employment Services
Our Clubhouses offer adults with a history of mental illness a community built on peer support and rehabilitation principles. These recovery oriented programs help individuals gain employment through employment services and build independent living skills. Clubhouse members and staff work together in all phases of clubhouse operations, including business management and food service.
The Employment Collaboratives are Riverside led partnerships of provider organizations and state agencies working to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. These cross disability initiatives focus on a collaborative approach to engage a wide variety of employers within a given region. Our efforts are focused on job development, broadening the types of employers providing opportunities for our consumers, and enhancing access to career-oriented training resources.
Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) – serving southern Central Massachusetts
Greater Boston Employment Collaborative (GBEC) – serving Metro Boston within Route 128
Greater Merrimack Valley Employment Collaborative (GMVEC) – serving the Lowell/Lawrence/Haverhill region
North Suburban Employment Collaborative (NSEC) – serving Metro North and the North Shore
Western Mass Employment Collaborative (WMEC) – serving Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties
"I get a lot out of seeing my peer support specialist. It is good to have someone who has been there himself to talk to about mental health issues."