Raising a child and making sure they have everything they need can be an uphill battle for some people. But in situations where the parents need additional resources, an appropriate level of care a be hard to attain. We’re proud to work with nonprofits that work with children. So Kallen Media is proud to announce that we are working with Latham Centers. The Latham Center is a Cape-Cod based organization that has served the special needs community for more than 50 years. Our collaboration began in a pro bono advisory role; Kallen Media’s consultation with Latham then expanded to optimize their Google AdWords communications.

Google Ad Grants provide nonprofit organizations with free Google Ads monies. Kallen Media initially connected with Latham Centers’ administrative team members through Catchafire.org – a volunteer matching platform “on a mission to mobilize the world’s talent for good.”

Latham Centers is a leader in special education and residential programs for children and adults with disabilities. Latham is internationally renowned for its expertise and success in caring for people with Prader-Willi syndrome. But unfortunately, PWS is a life-threatening genetic disorder with no known cure.

Latham Center staff.

In early 2020, Latham Center Staff celebrated 50 Years of Service to individuals with Complex Special Needs.

Latham Centers: About

The Latham Centers’ mission is to provide opportunities for independence, self-worth, and happiness for complex special needs individuals.

Latham Centers: Programs

Latham’s innovative programs serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So their residential therapeutic program (Latham School) provides treatment services to approximately 45 students, and their Adult Services Program serves more than 50 individuals throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Children’s Services Program

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

Adult Services Program

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

Asinotherapy (Donkey Therapy) Program

Donkey Therapy is a unique program at Latham Centers, which has six beloved miniature donkeys on-site. This therapeutic model originates from Germany. The individual builds trust with the donkey – the participant focuses on caring for the animals, being gentle, reliable, and letting the donkeys know that they are there to help them. Not only are these important life skills for program participants, but the donkeys also bring so much joy to individuals who call Latham home.

Latham has grown this program with assistance from fundraising efforts, including the infamous 2019 “Donkey Wedding” on Cape Cod. Miniature donkeys Esther and Esau “got hitched” at Taylor-Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port.

Student photographed at with her Shared Living Provider family.

A student photographed with her Shared Living Provider family.

Latham Centers: Ways to Help

To continue their life-changing work, Latham Centers needs and greatly appreciates the community’s support, now more than ever. So if they can, we encourage people to help the center however possible. Additionally, the Center is a registered nonprofit, which means they accept a wide range of tax-deductible donations. Not only are you helping sustain a valuable service, but there’s also a benefit for you!

Images of PWS Education.

Images of 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). Accreditation ensures the center provides an exceptional level of care. So you can be sure that Latham Center is doing the most for the people in their care. Latham’s website includes program brochures, admissions information, career opportunities, and a blog newsletter.  

Kallen Media Services

If you are a nonprofit and are interested in learning more about Google Ad Grants, we can help. We also created a seven-step guide on how to set up Google Ad Grants because we want to help. And we don’t stop with Google Ad Grants, and we offer other services for nonprofits. Including social media management, blog content, website design, and search engine optimization. Additionally, on our Nonprofit Services page, you can read reviews on what our nonprofits say about working with us.

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

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