Perkins has been providing services to developmentally disabled adults for over 115 years. Residents may have cognitive, emotional, medical, and psychiatric challenges and range in age from 18-65. Our program design is based on our philosophy of valuing each client and resident’s right to independence, satisfying work, family ties, and social/community connections.
Steeped in a tradition and philosophy of providing services in small, homelike settings that reflect a sense of comfort, belonging and individual choice, the design of the residential program offers a clear reflection of this philosophy. The day vocational program has been offering employment opportunities since 1991 and includes community-based day services, cleaning service program, laundry service employment, and individual employment options.
The experienced team of staff in both the residential and vocational programs ensures a consistent, positive, and independence-promoting environment for every resident and client. Sustaining an atmosphere of compassion and dignity is our priority. A carefully planned recreational program offers social, physical, and skill-building opportunities for both our residential and day vocational clients. The work of our staff and clients is supported by a strong connection to families. They remain our strongest supporters, advocates, and friends.
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“The residents always put a smile on my face, and I feel very supported in my work here. The team is cohesive and I value that. Working at Perkins is not work, it’s a career.”