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Renewed Health and a New Outlook on Life

James had some simple steps he wanted to take to increase his health and wellness: - Schedule long-overdue vision and dental exams - Find affordable transportation to medical appointments and the grocery store - Obtain coverage for nutritional drinks needed to help him gain much-needed weight But he faced some seemingly insurmountable barriers. At 64 … read more >


July 2022 Newsletter

Read all about recent activities and events at Riverside - including the opening of our new Family Support Center space, and our part in the Commonwealth's Roadmap for Behavioral Health Reform. July 2022 Newsletter … read more >


Riverside Chosen by the Commonwealth As Service Provider for Community Behavioral Health Centers in Greater Norwood and South County

New centers will serve as entry points for MassHealth members for treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Riverside Community Care is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the service provider for Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) in the South County (Milford) and Norwood regio… read more >


Marsha Medalie Joins ABH Board

We congratulate Riverside CEO Marsha Medalie on her election to the board of directors for the Association for Behavioral Healthcare.  The ABH represents 81 organizations providing community-based behavioral healthcare in Massachusetts. Board members, all experienced executives, play a pivotal role in the ABH mission of advocating for solutions to improve and ex… read more >


May 2022 Newsletter

Employee Resource Groups and Mental Health Month, along with program updates and planning for Pride Month.  It's all here:  May 2022 Newsletter… read more >


Understanding School Refusal

- by Heather Day, MA, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, Lynnfield Outpatient Center  The term “school refusal” describes the situation when a child refuses to attend school on a regular basis, or has problems staying in school for the day. Children may complain of physical symptoms shortly before it is time to leave for school, or repeatedly ask to visit the sc… read more >


Erez’s New Adventure

Adapted and expanded from an original article by Tricia S. in the River Rush Review, newsletter of Neponset River House, Norwood, MA, a program of Riverside Community Care. Neponset River House member Erez B. has taken an exciting new step in his life and decided to live independently. Clubhouse members are inspired by his courage and the opportunity he has cr… read more >


Top Five Questions – How Employee Resource Groups Strengthen the Workplace Community

Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that are a valuable part of an organization’s employee relations and diversity and inclusion efforts.  As part of Riverside’s current Diversity & Inclusion strategic plan, we launched three ERGs: BIPOC for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; POLE for people with lived experience; and TLC for… read more >


QM Team Wins Award from MA Clubhouse Coalition

Lorraine S., a Neponset River Clubhouse member, has been an integral part of Riverside’s Quality Management team for nearly a year, working three days a week filing, scanning, and visiting Riverside program sites to check paperwork compliance. The Quality Management team is an important part of Riverside’s mission, as they protect human rights, investigate in… read more >


April 2022 Newsletter

We begin spring with exciting news about a Riverside partnership to provide on-campus services, a promising look at the mental health system from Riverside CEO Marsha Medalie, and an invitation to join our Riverside NAMI Walk team!  And there's more...  Read it here… read more >