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 for children and adults and improve coordination of care. We expect to move in at the end of March 2021. Support of the new building allows Riverside to invest in critical mental health and substance use services.
We extend our deepest thanks to the caring and generous members of our community who have invested in Riverside’s new Behavioral Healthcare Center on 176 Street in Milford so far. We have raised more than $1M to date and need to raise another $500,000. Click here for a growing list of our donors to date.
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. When 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. We were thrilled when we found an opportunity to own 117 Summer Street in Somerville. We quickly secured a loan and completed renovations to avoid interrupting our services.
Built in 1927, the building needed major renovations, including a new HVAC system and upgraded electrical and safety systems. Riverside is now raising funds to pay for renovations. Support of the building allows Riverside to invest in critical behavioral health and human services. We moved into the new building, where we will serve more than 2,000 children, families, and adults, at the end of 2020. Our move has already allowed us to expand services – we opened a new Life Skills day program for adolescents struggling with their mental health. And by co-locating our outpatient services for adults with our child and family services, we’re able to offer integrated care for all family members. Thank you to Needham Bank and Rob Straus for so generously making lead gifts to the capital campaign.
We welcome your interest, questions, and support. Please contact Melissa Kogut at 781-320-5319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.