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07.27.16

Globe Spotlight Series Protest

You may be interested in attending the protest being held on Monday, August 1st in response to the Globe Spotlight series that exploited fears about people who have a mental illness. This continuing Globe series suggests that that the entire system of community-based care is broken and that more coercive treatment is key to the solution. Most frustrating is t… read more >

07.25.16

Mindfulness and Expression: Workshops for Teens

We recently hosted an art show in Somerville displaying work created by kids we serve through our “Mindfulness & Expression: Workshops for Teens.” This group is led by Erika Frazier, Clinician for The Guidance Center Family Clinic, and Alicia Chatterjee, Family Support Worker at The Guidance Center and was created back in March through funds from The Guid… read more >

07.13.16

New Employment Collaborative Websites are Live!

Amazing…we just launched five new websites for Riverside’s incredibly successful Regional Employment Collaboratives, which are funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Mental Health. Employment Collaboratives are vibrant partnerships between service providers, government agencies, workforce development entities, and employe… read more >

06.27.16

Response to The Boston Globe Spotlight Series

The Globe Spotlight series titled “The Desperate and The Dead” tells a story that is both out of context and distorted. The story essentially alleges that the current mental health system is killing people and ignores the fact that we used to simply put these people away – out of sight and out of mind. I have been working in the field of mental health for n… read more >

06.17.16

Riverside Psychiatric Day Treatment-Diane and Mark

It’s so brave of Diane and Mark to share their thoughts on living with mental illness and I appreciate their willingness to explain their experience at our Psychiatric Day Treatment program in Newton. Their stories are important and sharing them makes an impact on fighting stigma. Our Psychiatric Day Treatment Programs help individuals with serious psychiatr… read more >

05.24.16

Riverside Employee Conducts Trainings in Nepal

Dr. Ilana Cohen, our Program Director for Families With Voices at The Guidance Center, recently returned from a trip to Nepal where she was invited to conduct a training for professionals focusing on working with traumatized children. She worked with IsraAid (Israel’s largest humanitarian aid organization), which provided medical help, psychological first aid, … read more >

05.09.16

Riverside Community Care Honors Michelle Garfinkel of Weston and Laura Olton of Wellesley

Newton, MA – More than 500 people gathered at Riverside Community Care’s 25th Annual Appreciation Evening at the Newton Marriott Hotel on Monday, May 9, 2016 to celebrate the accomplishments of people served by the behavioral healthcare and human services nonprofit, its employees, and friends of the organization. Wellesley resident Laura Olton and Weston r… read more >

04.25.16

25th Annual Appreciation Evening

We’re looking forward to our 25th Annual Appreciation Evening on May 9th at the Marriott Hotel. This special event recognizes the people we serve, employees, and friends of Riverside whose accomplishments reflect the power and potential of the Riverside community. Every year we celebrate with a diverse group of over 500 people.  There are always amazing stori… read more >

04.15.16

The Guidance Center Gala Raises $250,000 for Child and Family Services in Cambridge, Somerville, and Surrounding Communities

Cambridge, MA – On Friday night, April 8, The Guidance Center celebrated – with many old and new friends of the organization – the children and families it serves in Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding communities. The Guidance Center Gala raised $250,000! Proceeds from the annual event make The Guidance Center’s mental healthcare, early childhood progr… read more >

04.13.16

New Central Mass Employment Collaborative Website is Live

I’m proud to announce the launch of our Central Mass Employment Collaborative’s new website! The Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) is a Riverside initiative funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Mental Health. It is a vibrant partnership between many service providers, government agencies, workforce developmen… read more >