Child & Family Services

Family After School Program

Family After School Program - Riverside Community Care

The Family After School Program is an intensive therapeutic program designed for seriously emotionally disturbed children ages six through twelve. The primary goal of the program is to prevent hospitalization and out of home placement for youth who require therapeutic services and cannot attend a regular after school setting. Participants are referred by the Department of Social Services and Department of Mental Health from the Cambridge and Somerville communities.

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

"Riverside’s CBFS staff are the most competent, compassionate people I have encountered in many years of psychiatric care. I cannot say enough about the CBFS staff, they are a credit, not only to Riverside, but also to psychiatric caregivers everywhere."