Company Spotlight 6 Latham Centers
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Raising a child and making sure he has everything he needs can be an uphill battle for some people. But in situations where parents need additional resources, an appropriate level of care is difficult to achieve. We are proud to work with nonprofit organizations that work with children. Kallen Media is therefore proud to announce that we are working with the Latham Centers. The Latham Center is a Cape Cod-based organization that has served the special needs community for over 50 years. Our collaboration began in a pro bono advisory role; Kallen Media’s consultation with Latham then extended to optimize their Google AdWords communications.

Google Ad Grants provides nonprofit organizations free google ads money. Kallen Media first contacted members of the Latham Centers administrative team through Catchafire.org – a volunteer matchmaking platform « on a mission to mobilize the world’s talents for good. »

Latham Centers is a leader in special education and residential programs for children and adults with disabilities. Latham is internationally recognized for its expertise and success in the care of people with Prader-Willi syndrome. But unfortunately, PWS is a potentially fatal genetic disease with no known cure.

Latham Center staff.

In early 2020, the staff of the Latham Center celebrated 50 years of service to people with complex special needs.

Latham Centers: About

The mission of Latham Centers is to provide opportunities for independence, self-esteem, and happiness for people with complex special needs.

Latham Centers: Programs

Latham’s innovative programs are aimed at children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For example, their Residential Therapy Program (Latham School) provides treatment services to approximately 45 students, and their Adult Services Program serves more than 50 people across Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Children’s Services Program

The Children’s Program provides educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical and therapeutic services for children aged 8 to 22. But the center also works with adults!

Adult Services Program

Latham Centers provide residential services to adults (over 22) with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi syndrome.

Asinotherapy program (donkey therapy)

Donkey Therapy is a unique program to the Latham Centers, which has six beloved miniature donkeys on site. This therapeutic model originated in Germany. The individual builds trust with the donkey – the participant focuses on caring for the animals, is kind, reliable and lets the donkeys know that they are there to help them. Not only are these life skills important to program participants, but donkeys also bring great joy to the people who live in Latham.

Latham developed this program with the help of fundraising efforts, including the infamous 2019 « Donkey wedding » on Cape Cod. The miniature donkeys Esther and Esau « got hitched » to the Taylor-Bray farm in Yarmouth harbor.

Student pictured with her family from Shared Living Provider.

A student pictured with her family from Shared Living Provider.

Latham Centers: Ways to Help

To continue their life changing work, Latham Centers greatly needs and appreciates the community support, more than ever. So if they can, we encourage people to help the center as much as possible. In addition, the Center is a registered non-profit organization, which means that it accepts a wide range of tax-deductible donations. Not only are you helping to maintain valuable service, there is a benefit to you too!

Images from PWS Education.

Images from PWS Education.

Latham Centers: additional information

Latham Centers is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC). The accreditation guarantees that the center offers an exceptional level of care. So you can be sure that Latham Center is doing the most for those in its care. Latham’s website includes program brochures, admissions information, career opportunities, and one blog newsletter.

Kallen Media Services

If you’re a non-profit organization and want to learn more about Google Ad Grants, we can help. We’ve also created a seven-step guide on setting up Google Ad Grants, because we want to help you out. And we don’t stop with Google Ad Grants and we offer other services for associations. Including social media management, blog content, website design, and search engine optimization. Additionally, on our Nonprofit Services page, you can read reviews of what our nonprofits are saying about their collaboration.

We offer discounts on all of our services for non-profit organizations. Contact us to set up a free consultation, and we’ll have a meeting to discuss your specific needs. We look forward to partnering with your non-profit organization.

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