Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Latham Centers Inc.

  • Orleans, MA
  • www.lathamcenters.org

Mission Statement

Latham Centers compassionately and creatively helps children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, to lead meaningful, abundant lives.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Latham Program Services
Service Areas

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National

Latham Centers, Inc. provides services to children and adults from throughout the United States and internationally. All programs of the organization are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

ruling year

1978

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Ms. Anne McManus President/CEO

Keywords

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Prader Willi Syndrome, Cognitive Delays, behavioral problems, developmental disabilities, residential care

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EIN

04-2467497

Physical Address

Latham School 1646 Main Street

Brewster, MA 02631 1716

Also Known As

Latham School

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Latham Centers offers transformational residential experiences for children & adults requiring comprehensive specialized year-round care, education & treatment. A typical Latham resident has three to five concurrent diagnoses ranging from Prader-Willi Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders such as autism, PTS, bipolar & other illnesses, physical & other delays to Reactive Attachment Disorder. One of these diagnoses alone would be daunting for any individual or family to face. Imagine three to five! 
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common genetic cause of childhood obesity, affecting all races & ethnic groups. Symptoms include insatiable appetite; growth, metabolism, intellectual, other impairments & related health issues; and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Without treatment PWS can lead to diabetes and/or premature death. Since Latham began treating PWS children in the 80s, it has become internationally recognized for its cutting-edge residential treatment. Currently we have the largest number of children with PWS in the US, & are the only accredited program for adults & children on the East Coast. Many have improved their health, developed skills to manage their syndrome & become contributing members of the community.  
Latham treats residents as individuals with challenges, not as challenged individuals. Our population is smaller than many, largely due to our accepting the most severe cases of multiple disabilities —some of which had not been properly diagnosed or treated at previous placements. For many of the children Latham is a last resort to treat their complex case history. While some students transition to one of our adult supported group homes on Cape Cod or in Southeastern Massachusetts, others live more independently in the community, return home to family, or enroll in other programs closer to home. For those who have no family to support them, Latham remains their family—their home & their world, where they can continue their highly individualized treatment plans & care from our expert & compassionate staff.  Latham literally changes & saves lives. Ultimately, our individuals & their families lead more meaningful, abundant lives through our life-transforming work.

Programs

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Program 1

Latham School for girls ages 8-22 with cognitive delays and behavior problems. Latham School Intensive Program. Gilbough Center for the residential treatment of children and adults with Prader Willi Syndrome. SAIL - Supported Adult Independent Living for providing residential supports for young adults with cognitive delays and behavioral problems.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Latham Program Services

-Gilbough Center

-SAIL Program

-:Latham Day School

-Group Homes

-Transitions

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Budget

$11,500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Latham Centers, Inc. provides services to children and adults from throughout the United States and internationally. All programs of the organization are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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LATHAM CENTERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Latham Centers Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Anne McManus President/CEO

BIO

Anne McManus is the President and CEO of Latham Centers, Inc. She has a Master's degree in Psychology and is a licensed Social Worker in Massachusetts. Ms. McManus has many years experience in human services and was previously Director of Child and Family Service of Cape Cod and Area Director of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for Cape Cod and the Islands.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For those of you who have walked around Latham Centers children’s campus or visited our adult residential homes and met those living and working in them, you will always find an atmosphere where people know and care for one another. Since 1970, we have been successfully collaborating with our students, residents, their families, and outstanding professionals and staff—to bring hope and change to young people and adults who face tough challenges. At Latham, all receive respect and can discover new potential to become active members of their communities and to lead abundant, fulfilling lives. For more than four decades, Latham has moved forward and grown to become a leading center for the treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome and a haven for students with disabilities—who often come to us with troubled and traumatic histories. Based on Cape Cod, Latham is known for taking on some of the most challenging cases of residents of all ages with multiple diagnoses—emotional, behavioral and developmental. Our expert staff “gets it” where others have failed, and in the process, we literally change and save lives. While the concentration of our students and residents are from New England, we are also currently serving individuals as far away as Alaska. Our web and blog sites receive inquiries from around the world. As such, our reach and reputation is now truly international. Fiscal Year 2012 was truly a year of accomplishment and advancement for Latham Centers. Our board of directors and senior staff completed a new Strategic Plan which we are now implementing.  Specifically, we are making changes to be even more flexible and responsive to the needs of our residents. This past year, we also purchased and opened our first off-Cape residence in nearby Wareham, Massachusetts. In 2013 our challenge is to maintain the quality of our current system as we develop new options and services to further support healthy community living, strong community connections, and meaningfuleducational and vocational activities. We thank you for your interest andpotential support."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kathryn B. Earle

Touchstone Advisors, Principal, Senior Consultant

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