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‘Tis The Season…for Supporting Employees

By Kimberly Martin, LMFT, Assistant Vice President, Child & Family Services, Riverside Community Care   The holidays are often thought of as an exultant time during which friends and family gather to celebrate.  We sometimes forget that for many, the holidays are laden with melancholy, anxiety, and grief.  The holiday season may compound these feelin… read more >


Observing Domestic Violence Month and Showcasing the Purple Scarf

By Jessica Green, Riverside Community Care Domestic Violence Services Intern On Wednesday, October 27th, Riverside’s Domestic Violence Services team will gather along with many other organizations and members of the community to participate in the Cambridge Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil. The event commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month… read more >


Top Marks in Satisfaction From the People We Serve

In the spring of 2021 we surveyed people we serve in a number of Riverside programs to ask about their experiences with Riverside.  And, over the past year more than most – given the extreme challenges we all faced –  we are gratified to find that our extra efforts are proving successful and that the values we strive to uphold each day are appreciated! W… read more >


A Day in the Life of Deepti Kumra, Behavioral Treatment Services

Riverside Behavioral Treatment Services (BTS) deploys mobile teams consisting of licensed mental health clinicians, behavioral analysts, and psychiatric nurse practitioners to provide consultation and treatment to individuals with complex needs. Clients have significant intellectual or developmental disabilities or brain injury and are also experiencing a diagnos… read more >


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 >