Child & Family Services

The Guidance Center

The Guidance Center - Riverside Community Care

Helping Families Succeed.

We’re Making a Switch!
For years we have been providing services under the name The Guidance Center – A Service of Riverside Community Care. As we continue to grow as an organization, we are transitioning our name to Riverside Community Care. Only our name is changing; the high-quality, innovative services and our wonderful staff remain the same! We are committed to helping children and families grow and thrive as we continue to develop new programs in your community.

As of March 30, 2018, our programs in Cambridge and Somerville (5 Sacramento Street, 12 Tyler Street, and 111 South Street) are making the full transition to the name Riverside Community Care.

Early Childhood Services

Early Intervention

In-Home Therapy Preschool Team

Early Head Start

Early Years Project

Child & Adolescent Services

Outpatient Services

Family After School Program

Home Based Services

Intensive Family Services

In-Home Therapy

Therapeutic Mentoring

Domestic Violence Services

Children With Voices

Meeting Place

High Risk Assessment and Response

Care Coordination Services

Community Service Agency (CSA)

Family Networks


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

"I can't say enough wonderful things about the Newton Outreach Program. Many other therapists were unable to break through my son’s strong, protective shell. Quickly and quietly, Marianne gained his trust and she became part of all of our lives. You helped us gain wisdom and taught us how to appreciate the wonderful aspects of life while accepting the challenges."