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Latham Centers

Latham School

 Latham School opened in 1970 providing residential care and treatment to girls (ages 8-22) with severe emotional and behavioral problems.  We now serve both boys and girls in this age bracket. Our students have histories of failed placements in foster care, other treatment facilities as well as psychiatric hospitals.   Latham is a last resort for many of our students; we provide an environment where they can feel safe and have the opportunity to recover from the trauma and challenges that have brought them to us.  In 1980, Latham began treating children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) a life threatening genetic disorder.  PWS is as a birth defect manifested by a deleted chromosome 15, causing lifelong appetite, growth, metabolic and behavioral problems.  Latham is a leader in the treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome and is currently the only program in New England providing treatment and support to children and adults with the disorder.  As an intensive treatment program, Latham School offers each student comprehensive education, and milieu treatment.  We are constantly evolving our services to best reach out to students and capture their imaginations regarding their personal potential and skills.


Gilbough Program

Latham currently has nine homes for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome and is proud to be involved with Tufts New England Medical Center in the development of a Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic to research and treat this disorder.  Latham's Adult Programs provide full, life-skills educational programs, vocational training, and community involvement to their residents. 


SAIL Supported Adult Independent Living

In 2002, Latham initiated S.A.I.L. (Supported Adult Independent Living) for young women beyond the age of 22.  SAIL provides residential, vocational and life skills training to disabled young adults assisting them in reaching their maximum independence in community living. Presently there are 7 individuals in the program, with a residential home in Centerville for 4 of the women, an apartment in Hyannis for 2 women and an individual living in her own apartment in West Dennis with staff support.


Latham Centers Overview

The present residential population of Latham Centers is 68, with individuals coming primarily from Massachusetts but also from the other New England States and New York.  We have a staff of 206, including medical, educational, vocational, recreational and residential care professionals.  In addition, the agency has about 30 volunteers including a Board of Directors numbering 15, with active Building and Fundraising Committees.

  • Company Type:Non-Profit Organization
  • Number of Employees:101-500

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