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Welcome to Saint Catherine Center

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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

07
Nov
Mass for People with Special Needs
25
Nov
Thanksgiving Break
07
Dec
Board of Directors Meeting

In the News

Celebrating Our 2021 “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner Honorees
saintcat
Oct 07, 2021

Celebrating Our 2021 “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner Honorees

At Saint Catherine Center’s annual “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner on October 3, 2021, three dedicated volunteers were recognized for their commitment to our mission: Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama of Darien was honored with the Volunteer Service Award for her dedication to the …

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“Seeing the World Differently”: High School Students Mentor Academy Students
saintcat
Jul 23, 2021

“Seeing the World Differently”: High School Students Mentor Academy Students

Five teens from local high schools have assisted in Academy classrooms this summer. “With most of our students attending summer school, we needed some help in the classrooms,” said Eric Spencer, Principal. “We have a good relationship with Notre Dame …

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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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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

You Lifted Us Up -
“It’s going to require patience, flexibility, and a lot of creativity.” Looking back on the past year, all three of these qualities came into play. But most importantly, we had the power of community supporting us and propelling us forward, evident each day in the joy we saw in the students and young adults of Saint Catherine Center.

We showed great resilience as we implemented a re-opening plan that launched summer school 2020 for Academy students and a staggered re-entry for our adult participants. Excitement resonated throughout the building as friends and colleagues reconnected after months of separation and virtual programming.

The year was not without its challenges....

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