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We make a difference through innovative and compassionate behavioral healthcare and human services.

Child and Family Services

Riverside’s Child and Family Services are dedicated to helping families succeed. We offer a range of programs that serve children and families at all levels of development – including before birth.

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Adult Services

We work with adults with a wide range of needs and goals. We take a person-centered, strengths-based approach to all levels of care, while providing a safe, caring, and accepting environment for each person we serve.

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Services for Communities

We have developed a range of prevention, consultation, training, support, and treatment services that work on a large scale in school systems, cities, towns, and private corporations.

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  • Riverside Supports Mental Health Awareness Month

    As Mental Health Awareness Month continues, Riverside sustains our commitment to supporting the emotional well-being of individuals, families, and communities by sharing educational resources.

    Check out this clip from MindWise Innovations’ (a service of Riverside Community Care) renowned “Fostering Resilience” training to obtain a deeper understanding of how stress impacts your body and learn new techniques to manage stress.

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  • Expectant Mothers Living in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford are Invited to our Community Baby Shower!

    Our Early Head Start program is hosting a free community baby shower for pregnant women and parents with infants up to three months old on Wednesday, May 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Attendees will receive important resources, learn new parenting skills, and celebrate this transformative time in their lives.

    Call 781-468-6010 or text SHOWER to register. We hope to see you there!

  • Peer Support Transforms Mental Healthcare in Massachusetts

    Though 16-year-old Nathaniel has quit therapy in the past, he never hesitates to spend time with Jake Look, his Young Adult Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are individuals with lived experience managing mental health or substance use challenges, and they often emphasize building connections over clinical work.

    “These roles are game changers entirely,” said Brooke Doyle, commissioner at the state’s Department of Mental Health.

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  • Come Work at Riverside – A Boston Globe Top Place to Work!

    We’re always looking for passionate, dedicated people to join our welcoming, inclusive workplace. Visit our Careers page and watch a short video showing why you should join us!

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  • Gala Recap: Another Tremendous Success!

    Riverside’s 2024 Gala was an electrifying event featuring captivating speakers, delicious food, and exciting prizes. Over 200 individuals attended our Gala, and the record-breaking event netted more funds for our programs than any prior year!

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  • CEO Marsha Medalie Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

    We are proud and honored to share that Riverside CEO Marsha Medalie received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, the nation’s premier behavioral healthcare organization. Congratulations to Marsha on this fitting and well-deserved award! 

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With the goal of shaping the current and future state of behavioral health for the better, our services at MindWise support the full continuum of mental health – from prevention to crisis response – with evidence-based solutions that educate and prioritize health for all ages.

As a service of Riverside Community Care, we teach students and school staff how to identify signs of depression and suicide. We create safer, healthier workplaces that understand how mental health and substance use intersect productivity. And we bring communities together after traumatic events.

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The highly respected Riverside Trauma Center offers support services for schools, workplaces, and communities across Massachusetts. Services include on-site response, grief counseling, and referrals after critical incidents such as a death or suicide, natural disaster, violence, or a stressful event.

The Trauma Center also trains and partners with organizations to develop locally-based response teams and coordinates the Riverside-Massachusetts Trauma Response Network to implement community-based disaster-recovery plans throughout the Commonwealth.

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