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Riverside Accepts Award from IASWG

On Saturday, June 8th, Riverside Community Care was honored by the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (IASWG), for its commitment to and excellence in group work. “Riverside has embraced and recognizes the power of groups in day treatment, the clinics, their trauma response work, and more,” said Patty Underwood, IASWG Boa… read more >


What’s In a Name?

Times change and sometimes we find ourselves using words or phrases that have become outdated.  And that’s exactly what happened to one of our divisions that provides services to individuals with cognitive and developmental challenges.  Originally named the Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities Division, we made the decision that identifying individuals by… read more >


Real People Affected

What about kids?  I listened to a discussion about sequestration on the radio today.  The message from the story was – cutting all that federal money turned out not to be that bad.  They mentioned that lawns were being mowed less often at military installations and that already busy legal aid attorneys might have to take some time off without pay.  They vag… read more >


Watertown Community Support Gathering on May 30 for Residents Struggling with Recent Traumatic Events

Riverside Trauma Center has teamed up with the Watertown Health Department to provide a supportive gathering for Watertown residents who are still struggling with their feelings and reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings and the events that followed. The event will offer an opportunity for people to share their experiences and reactions in a safe, supportive… read more >


Riverside Announces Statewide Trauma Counseling in Response to Boston Marathon Bombing

At the request of the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Public Health, the Riverside Trauma Center will now be managing psychological first aid for all residents and businesses outside the City of Boston who have been impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings. The Riverside Trauma Center, a service of Riverside Community Care, has been involved with t… read more >


Riverside’s Website Wins Design Award

We’ve just been notified that Riverside’s website has won a national American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA. When our new website first debut in October of 2012, it was a huge improvement, and our internal community, Board, donors and friends were thrilled. It is great to know that the rest of the world agrees! For five decades, Graphic Design U… read more >


Celebrating Families Gala

Thursday, April 11, 2013 was The Guidance Center’s night to shine at its tenth annual Celebrating Families Gala at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Through live and silent auctions, sponsorships and ticket sales, the event raised over $270,000 for children and families in Cambridge and Somerville. The Guidance Center was honored to have Victoria Reggie K… read more >


Boston Marathon

In the wake of yesterday’s events at the Boston Marathon, we are providing guidance on how to talk to children about this and other traumatic events. This was crafted by our Riverside Trauma Center team and we hope you will find this information helpful. Our Trauma Center helps local communities, schools, government agencies, healthcare and human service provid… read more >


Companies Recognized for Diversifying Workforce by Hiring People with Mental Illness

Over Thirty-five companies will be recognized at the Statehouse for choosing to diversify their workforce by hiring adults and young adults who have mental illness with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers funded by the Department of Mental Health.  The event will take place in the Great Hall of the Statehouse in Boston on Wednesday, April 10… read more >


A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series – Co-Hosted by Riverside Community Care and Mass Families Organizing for Change

A Full Life Ahead is a free series of monthly workshops for parents and guardians of young adults with a disability. The series will focus on transition, employment, housing and other topics that will help to give them interdependent full lives in their community. Please join us for the first workshop in our series; The Housing Choice Voucher Program Thursday… read more >