The Barlow Adult Residential program is located in downtown Clinton, Massachusetts, with direct access to many town amenities. Due to our central location, we are also within easy walking distance to playing fields, Central Park, the Museum of Russian Icons, the library, the historical society, churches, town offices, a movie theater, banks, post office, several restaurants, and a number of local merchants. The facility consists of four apartment units, two two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units. Each apartment is fully renovated and furnished based on the decorating preferences of the residents.
“I have been at Perkins since 1961 and have lived at Barlow for 10 years. Everyone here has always made me feel that I am at home. I like my work and being able to go out into the community, and when I need help, there is always someone there to help me.”
– John A., Age 65
The spacious kitchens provide residents and clients with the opportunity to prepare their own meals with supervision and guidance. Great care is given to matching residents with their apartment mates for compatibility, interests, and developmental level. Adjacent to the apartment wing are program offices, a community room, a laundry room and the Perkins training center. Residents are also able to access the Perkins Campus. Perkins facilities include a state of the art fitness center, indoor pool, full gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, walking trails, and a horse barn all in a pastoral setting that was once the historic Iver Johnson Estate in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
In February 2013 Perkins opened a three-person, 24-hour staffed apartment program located at the Lancaster Center 1030 Main Street in Lancaster, MA. The program is in close proximity to the amenities of the Perkins campus including an indoor pool, fitness center, gymnasium, and walking trails. The three women enjoy a quaint cottage setting and benefit from the 1:3 ratio that provides personalized care.
“Of all the human service providers I have been associated with, Perkins ranks number one in always placing the client first. Our goal is to continually improve our residents’ quality of life. We’re all about keeping the ‘human’ in human services.”