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Inspiring News from Exceptional Women

We need YOUR help to renovate the Cottage!

Riverbrook’s cottage is a place where women with developmental disabilities are able to live with greater autonomy and privacy, while still benefiting from the rich community setting that...

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Riverbrook photographers to show their work this September

Members of Riverbrook’s 2017 photography club are delighted to announce their forthcoming show, Exceptional Photography, at the Otis Library and Museum! The club, assisted by staff member and...

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Purradise Collaboration is the Cat’s Meow!

Riverbrook thanks Purradise, a Great Barrington cat shelter run by the Berkshire Humane Society, for this article in their Summer 2017 newsletter. Riverbrook and Purradise collaborate to provide job...

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Riverbrook on HuffPo

“What inspires me? The idea that Riverbrook and its rich and lively programs could serve as a model, replicated in group homes throughout the U.S.” We are honored to be the subject of...

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We’re Making Headlines!

We are delighted to be featured in this month’s edition of Berkshire HomeStyle Magazine, in a two-page spread penned by writing teacher and award-winning journalist Claudia Ricci. Claudia...

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Riverbrook to Host Therapy Dog Classes!

Riverbrook is partnering with certified therapy dog trainer Nora Hayes to offer group classes here at Riverbrook! If you’ve ever thought your pup has what it takes to be a therapy animal, this...

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Team Riverbrook Takes Home the Gold

Riverbrook women look forward to participating in the Special Olympics track and field events at Monument Mountain Regional High School every May. They value the opportunity to cheer each other on...

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Exceptional Wines: An Exceptional Success!

Our thanks to everyone who turned out on Friday, April 21st to sip wine and socialize while raising money for Riverbrook's Exceptional Women! A volunteer committee of Riverbrook Moms put the event together and they did a terrific job -- we're so grateful for their dedication. Thanks also to our sponsor Nejaime's Wine Cellars, and to the many local businesses who sponsored items for the raffle and silent auction. It was a wonderful evening all around! Click Read More for a photo gallery from the event.

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Growing the Workforce: Riverbrook’s Unique Vocational Program

It’s clear from the way she talks about Riverbrook’s vocational program that Day Program Director Colleen Powers loves her job. “We do something unique here at Riverbrook,” she says. “Can you tell I’m excited?” Riverbrook’s Workforce Development program is unusual in the world of vocational programs for people with intellectual disabilities, because Riverbrook women get to explore, experience, and ultimately find work they love. Over 20 women have paid and volunteer vocational opportunities through the program, at as many different community sites, along with a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. The process used to find that work exemplifies the kind of hands-on attention Riverbrook women receive in all aspects of care.

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