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Welcome to Saint Catherine Center

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Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs fosters the educational, spiritual, and social well-being of young people with disabilities through direct services in our Adult Services Program and Saint Catherine Academy. We also provide support for faith formation and inclusion in local parishes and Catholic schools.

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Calendar and Events

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Memorial Day
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Joy & Gratitude Dinner
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JOIN US for our annual “Joy & Gratitude” Dinner! We are looking forward to gathering on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 5 to 9 p.m. McClinch Family Center Saint Catherine of Siena Parish 220 Shelton Road | Trumbull, CT Invitations …

In the News

Knowing They are Loved: Faith in Their Lives
saintcat
May 02, 2022

Knowing They are Loved: Faith in Their Lives

Every Friday during Prayer Service at Saint Catherine Academy, Philip offers a litany of intercessions, praying for his family, classmates, teachers, and individuals he knows who are sick or struggling. He even prays for Cobalt, his pet parakeet that passed …

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A New Addition to the Fleet
saintcat
Mar 17, 2022

A New Addition to the Fleet

After an extended search, we are excited to announce the purchase of a new wheelchair-accessible van for the Center. With room for two wheelchairs and four additional persons, the van is a much-needed addition to the Center’s fleet. Staff from …

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Back in the Community: New Vocational Sites
saintcat
Feb 25, 2022

Back in the Community: New Vocational Sites

Saint Catherine Center is bustling as students and adult participants head out in small groups each day to various vocational worksites in the area. “We are grateful for some new vocational partnerships as we go back out in the community,” …

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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

What is Community? - What is community? These days the word is used in many ways but at Saint Catherine Center its meaning is at the heart of what we do. As a group of people who care about each other, share a common purpose, and work together to create a learning environment infused with compassion and sense of belonging, we truly are a community.

This past year, it was the power of community that supported us and propelled us forward, seen each day in the joy we saw in the students and young adults we serve. This joy is evident in the faces of those we serve.

We showed great resilience as we reopened in summer 2020 after months of separation. However, the year was not without its challenges. We managed health concerns; we mourned the loss of one our own; we virtually supported those who were unable to return in person. We missed the energy and talents of our volunteers. Limited to onsite programming, we missed our activities and experiences in the community.

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