Child & Family Services

Family Support Programs

Family Support Programs - Riverside Community Care

Our Family Support Center offers services to adults and children with developmental disabilities living with their families. These supports include respite care, recreational activities, provision of adaptive equipment, skill training, and specialized staff support.

Learn more at:

Riverside’s Family Leadership programs provide support, training and advocacy for families in which a member of the family has a disability.  Part of what Family Leadership provides includes a training series that assists families in advocating for these family members while helping them to develop a plan for the future.  We have two Family Leadership programs – one in the Northeast area of MA and the other in the Metro Boston area – and both provide the opportunity to learn more about the family support movement and how to effectively create change and influence policy making at the local, state, and federal levels.  Support is also provided around a wide range of topics including inclusion in schools, supported employment, positive practices, community living, and family support.

We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"I am a single mother of two children ages 10 and 9. Both children have very challenging disabilities that are a daily struggle both at home and at school; coupled with behavioral issues which makes the simplest tasks complicated. The staff at Riverside are phenomenal! They have been my 'rock' on many occasions and without them I would be completely and utterly lost."