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Since the 1990s, Riverside Community Care has helped Massachusetts communities deal with emotional trauma and recovery after critical incidents. In 2006, Riverside received funding from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to establish Riverside Trauma Center. Its mission: to provide trauma response services to the cities and towns in its core service areas of eastern and central Massachusetts. In November 2007, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health gave funds to expand the Suicide Prevention program statewide (with the exception of Boston).

Some of the community incidents at which we provided community outreach, consultation, and/or counseling to support people include:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

In the wake of a natural disaster or other large-scale crisis, we partner with the Commonwealth and FEMA to implement community disaster recovery plans. In the past, this has included working with families who were relocated to Massachusetts after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and counseling families whose homes were destroyed by the tornadoes that devastated the Springfield and Worcester areas in June 2011.