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08.19.21

A Marathon Effort for Riverside and Early Intervention

Coming to the Boston area for medical school by way of the US Army, Samuel Lyon certainly knows about tenacity and commitment.  But he and his wife Ana (they met while serving together in the Army; he’s been in for 11 years and she left after ten) had no idea how those qualities could be tested until the day their two-year-old son Benjamin was diagnosed with a… read more >

08.18.21

Growing Together

By Jake Donofrio, Riverside Community Care Intern   The Neponset River House Garden is constantly growing and changing, much the same as the Clubhouse members responsible for its perpetuation. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, and so many more lively plants develop side by side, mirroring the therapeutic growth of the different members who tend the garden toge… read more >

06.21.21

Serving LGBTQ+ Youth Today

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate the resilience and triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, as well as recognize and support the ongoing work to raise their voices and advance their rights. We asked Shaquille Jones of the Family Networks program in Riverside’s Child & Family Services Division about his experiences worki… read more >

05.14.21

One Hoof in Front of the Other

Adapted from an article by Brandon H. originally published in the River Rush Review, the newsletter of Neponset River House in Norwood. Riverside Clubhouses are all about building skills, resilience, and opportunity for members, who have struggled with mental illness and are working to achieve their full potential through employment and recovery.  Their progr… read more >

05.04.21

New Self-Care Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

Content from MindWise Innovations, a service of Riverside Community Care: Take a walk. Call a friend. Eat healthy. We've been hearing the same self-care tips for month, maybe years, but as parents, employees, and individuals - we ALL need self-care now more than ever as we near the end of a year full of confusing challenges and unexpected stressor… read more >