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Capital Campaigns

South Central Massachusetts

The severe shortage of mental health and substance use services has grown in south central Massachusetts, while the need for care has soared – especially for children and adolescents. In fact, Riverside found that up to 100 families a month go unserved, or experience harmful delays in treatment because local practices are full and can offer only long waitlists. Riverside is raising funds to complete renovations on our new 16,000 sq. ft. Behavioral Healthcare Center in Milford, allowing us to expand services and improve coordination of care.

Click here to learn more about our recent community celebration and launch of the campaign!

Cambridge/Somerville and Surrounding Communities

Riverside’s Child and Family Services based in Cambridge and Somerville have helped thousands of children, adolescents, and families with behavioral healthcare and family services for decades. This includes organizations that joined with Riverside, like The Guidance Center and Somerville Mental Health. Two years ago, we learned that the building we leased in Somerville would be demolished. We struggled to find a new site in the current real estate market and were thrilled when we found an opportunity to own 117 Summer Street in Somerville.  We plan to move into the new building in Fall 2020. We will serve more than 2,000 children and families, as well as adults, from Cambridge, Somerville, and nearby communities annually in our new building. We have secured a loan and Riverside is raising funds to pay for renovations.

Click here to learn more about our recent Gala benefiting Riverside’s Child and Family Services in Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding towns

You can make a difference!

We welcome your interest and your questions about both capital campaigns and we invite you to participate in these opportunities to make a difference. For more information, contact Melissa Kogut, Vice President of Development, 617-970-5613 or