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Helping Families Succeed.

The Guidance Center offers an array of services
designed to build on the strengths of families.

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The Guidance Center, a service of Riverside Community Care, is dedicated to
family-centered services for children in Cambridge, Somerville, and nearby communities.

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The Guidance Center Gala

Join us for one of our largest fundraisers of the year. The event features live and silent auctions and raises more than $300,000 annually for our work with the children and families served by The Guidance Center.... Learn More >

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Riverside Clubhouses Receive Accreditation

Dedham, MA, September 19, 2016-Riverside Community Care operates four Clubhou...

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New Life Skills Center in Milford

Milford, MA, September 7, 2016- Riverside Community Care, a behavioral health...

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PEACE Camp 2016-Bullying Prevention

We just wrapped up another successful summer of PEACE Camp. The Guidance Cent...

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Mother and Son

My experiences with Intensive Coordination Care have been wonderful. The people we worked with were dedicated, informative, supportive, caring, and eager to help in any way.

-Sam T.'s Dad

Our family therapist was very easy to talk with and helpful in teaching us to communicate with each other without arguing. They made an impact on all of us. Thank you for making a difference in our lives.

-Sasha R.'s Dad

It is with tearful and heartfelt gratitude that I write and thank the Saturday staff of the Meeting Place program and The Guidance Center. You will always have my thanks for your kindness to my son and family.

-Erica W.’s Mom

The staff is incredible, supportive, helpful and caring. The Families With Voices program saved my life.

-Alberto P.’s Mom

Early Intervention has been an incredible program and all the therapists have done wonders for my son. It is just a wonderful program.

-Juan K.’s Dad

Family Partnership Services helped to keep my child home rather than being placed in a hospital setting for a longer period. They helped us by providing coping skills and strategies.

-Ayiesha L.’s Mom

Working at The Guidance Center makes me so proud – it’s a big family of clinicians, administrative and support staff, who are all working towards helping local kids.

-Sarah Martin, Family Support Worker

The clinical expertise of my colleagues at The Guidance Center has been a phenomenal resource. I’ve learned so much during my three years here, and I hope I’ll have at least three more!

-Jonah Rorke, Clinician

For more than 35 years, United Way has been a proud partner of The Guidance Center, working together to support healthy child development and increase opportunities for youth.

-Michael Durkin, President, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

How fortunate we are to have the resources and winning ways of The Guidance Center healing and helping our Cambridge community.

-Bob Hurlbut, Executive Director, Cambridge Community Foundation

As a professional who lives and works in Cambridge, I’ve been able to see first-hand how The Guidance Center keeps vulnerable kids from falling through the cracks.

-Gail Roberts, Vice President, Coldwell Banker, Cambridge

The Guidance Center provides extraordinary support to Cambridge families through direct mental health services, and they continue to innovate and expand to ensure that local children can be successful.

-Ellen Semonoff, Assistant City Manager, City of Cambridge

We’re a model agency that combines high quality, cutting-edge programs with great caring -- a melding of head and heart -- always there for the families we serve.

-Ellis Seidman, Board Member