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Honoring Those Who Were Once Forgotten

By Lisa C. Newell, Neponset River House member and Riverside Peer Specialist Just like last year and the year before, members and staff from Neponset River House made their way to the cemetery on the grounds of the Medfield State Hospital (MSH) on May 29 to lay flowers on the gravestones of over 800 patients who passed away while living there from 1918 to 1988… read more >


Partnership Receives Grant for Career Pathway Program

A partnership of seven organizations, led by Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA), was recently awarded a $25,000 program design grant through the Commonwealth’s Learn to Earn (LTE) Initiative. Working with HMEA, Sodexo USA, Cumberland Farms, Worcester Public Schools, Work Without Limits, MassHire Central Workforce Board, and MassHire Central Career Center… read more >


Implicit Bias Q&A with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, Medical Director at Riverside Community Care, recently had her article “Implicit Bias: What every pediatrician should know about the effect of bias on health and future directions” published in the journal, Pediatric and Adolescent Healthcare.  In this Q&A, Dr. Christian-Brathwaite discusses her paper and the role implic… read more >


My Experience at Neponset River House

by Destiny, a member of Neponset River House When I first had the orientation, I admit I was a bit nervous, but so happy to finally do something positive and productive in my life. Before I even knew about the Clubhouse my life was going downhill, really fast. I had no one to interact with, I felt like my life was a bottomless hole. I was no longer going to scho… read more >


How Has My School Helped Me?

An essay by Jessica*, a student at the Riverside School in Milford. “How has my school helped me? I think an easier question would be how has my school not helped me. I started at Riverside School at the end of March after about a year of little education. This was mostly due to my high generalized anxiety disorder and my sensory processing disorder (and my … read more >