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10.05.20

Telehealth Answers the Call!

As Riverside strives to continue delivering innovative, high-quality services while moving into the still-uncertain future of the Coronavirus pandemic, we recently conducted a survey to formally measure the effectiveness of telehealth on behavioral health services. Like most health providers, Riverside had to quickly pivot, providing almost all outpatient care… read more >

09.03.20

What I Did at Camp This Summer

Not a first-day-of-school topic you’ll hear often this September when kids return to class (in whatever form that takes)!  But this summer, for the 11th consecutive year, Riverside’s Peace Camp enriched the long hot days of an otherwise dormant summer, and fostered warm relationships between children ages 6-13 and their counselors from our Child and Family S… read more >

07.28.20

A New Playbook for Early Intervention

Joanne Sweeney, Director of Riverside Community Care’s Needham-based Early Childhood Services for 20 years, is admired as a passionate advocate for the babies and toddlers served in our programs.  And now she’s recognized as a powerful voice who captured the attention of those in high-level state government.  This is the story of her relentless pursuit of f… read more >

07.27.20

Welcome Home! Riverside Opens New Residence Despite Pandemic

In late July the first resident settled comfortably into Riverside’s newest home, a warm and welcoming apartment on Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. The residence is designed to accommodate women with acquired brain injury and staff will be on site 24 hours a day to manage the home and provide a pleasant and safe environment where the … read more >

07.14.20

CJ’s Riverside Journey

Written by CJ Pyne, recent Riverside School graduate:  When I started in the Needham Riverside School in 2017, I was struggling with a multitude of personal struggles that prevented me from thriving in my education. My headspace, at the time, was in turmoil and I lacked the skills to better myself without support. From the first day at the Riverside School to… read more >