Helping People Lead Rich, Full Lives

For over 50 years, Riverside has provided individualized services combining life skill development, day habilitation, and employment options for adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the tri-county region of Western Massachusetts.

Our Mission

Empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live rich and full lives.

EXISTS to serve and empower individuals with perceived limitations and typical ambitions

ENCOURAGES all individuals to be participating members in their communities, sharing the rights and obligations with their fellow citizens

ENSURES individuals receive therapeutic supports to maximize their opportunities for employment, personal growth and independence

EDUCATES individuals to take control over the things in their lives that they value

ENLIGHTENS the community about the abilities and challenges of the individuals we serve and asks for its philanthropic support

Board of Directors

Chairperson: Melissa Pike, A-Z Properties, LLC
1st Vice Chairperson: Silas Kopf, Marquetry Artist
Treasurer: Betsy Schabacker, Branch Manager, bankESB
Secretary: Jan Carhart, MSW, Riverside Parent


  • Jane Curran, Retired LICSW
  • John Gannon, Associate Attorney, Skoler, Abbot & Presser, P.C.
  • Chuck Conner, Owner/Broker, Taylor Real Estate
  • Roger Anderson, Retired, Senior Program Manager, Behavioral Health Network
  • Lisa Kautz, Merrill Lynch/BOA
  • Jennifer Garcia, Riverside Participant
  • Bette Babinski, Parent – Retired
  • Elizabeth Paquette – President, Rock Valley Tool, LLC

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