Welcome to SAINT CATHERINE CENTER Respecting the dignity and diversity of each person through support and service

Welcome to Saint Catherine Center


Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs strives to foster the educational, spiritual, and social well-being of people with disabilities through direct service at our Adult Services Program, support in the parishes or Catholic schools for faith formation, and Saint Catherine Academy.

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Calendar and Events

Last Day of School – Saint Catherine Academy
Independence Day
Labor Day
Joy & Gratitude Dinner
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the News

The Gift of Purpose
Virginia Weir
Apr 12, 2021

The Gift of Purpose

Providing opportunities to be useful is a significant part of our mission at Saint Catherine Center. Whether the activity is small or large, everyone appreciates having a sense of purpose. “Bread Today?” When the Adult Program first began collecting end-of-day …

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The Power of Movement
Virginia Weir
Mar 08, 2021

The Power of Movement

The benefits of exercise are well-known, including stronger muscles, better coordination, more flexibility, and improved confidence and self-esteem. All students and adult participants at the Center have an individualized exercise and movement routine as part of their daily schedule. “There …

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Easing into a New Routine: Adult Program Reopens
Jul 20, 2020

Easing into a New Routine: Adult Program Reopens

The reopening of the Adult Program in mid-July was marked by virtual hugs and elbow bumps as we welcomed back more than half of our adult participants to the Center. While observing necessary safety precautions, both participants and staff are …

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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

Rising to the Challenge - Reflecting on this past year, we were challenged to strike a balance between reimagining our vision and persevering in what is essential. At times, we had to move aside those ideas, programs, and activities that were familiar and adopt new ones that safely met the needs of the young people we serve. But we held tight to the core values that support our mission: a commitment to the well-being and dignity of each individual; the importance of relationships in a nurturing community; and the experience of hope and joy through that community.

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