NRH Facts

The Neponset River House is a service of Riverside Community Care, a non-profit organization that provides mental health care, developmental and cognitive disability services, substance abuse treatment and other human services in over 50 Massachusetts cities and towns. For more info


        Neponset River House is a three-year International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) certified program based on the N.Y. Fountain House model of psychosocial rehabilitation.

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        Neponset River House is part of the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC) made up of the 32 Massachusetts clubhouses.

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        The clubhouse serves the towns of Norwood, Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood, Wrentham, and beyond. We have members from 26 different towns.


        Anyone with a mental illness between the ages of 18-65 can attend the clubhouse at no cost to him or her. We are primarily funded by the Department of Mental Health. Some funding is provided by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Department of Mental Retardation.


        The clubhouse serves an average of 60 members a day and over 100 different members a week. We have over 300 members, and served 190 in 2010. Over 60 clubhouse members are competitively employed in the community.


        We are open 5 days a week, 1 evening a week, and 2 week-end days per month. We are open and offer traditional celebrations for every holiday on the actual holiday.


        We are always looking for individuals from the greater community to assist us with employment leads for our members, fundraising, and to volunteer time and energy to help others in many capacities.


        The uniqueness of the clubhouse program is the four guaranteed rights of members:

A right to a place to come

A right to meaningful relationships

A right to meaningful employment

A right to a place to return

and the belief that every individual member has the ability to contribute to our community program. Members and staff work side by side and have equal opportunity to participate in all the work of the clubhouse.

Neponset River House

595 Pleasant Street

Norwood, MA 02062


For a Neponset River House presentation at your location, please contact Dannielle Ford-Allen, Program Director, at 1-781-762-7075 or by email at