This place of hope is

LATHAMCENTERS

…a locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to transforming and enhancing the lives of people with complex special needs.

From a residential school for children and community based homes for adults, to supported, independent and shared living opportunities, Latham Centers offers comprehensive and integrated care and a path forward for the most vulnerable individuals.

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

OUR CORE VALUES: We believe in the power of relationships. We listen. We courageously do what’s right. We strive for innovation and excellence.

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Here students find a safe and healing environment, a vibrant atmosphere and dedicated professional staff. Latham focuses on highly individualized treatment that supports students and their families.

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Latham provides the opportunity and possibilities we promised our daughter we would find for her—a safe school environment, a sense of belonging, and access to a caring community. It is hard to have her literally at the other end of the country; however, we have no regrets for the journey our family has charted because we have found the best PWS care for our daughter.”

GRETA AND YOSHIYUKI (YUKI) GOTO, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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Latham Centers is one of five agencies in the United States that specializes in care for those with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). It is unique in its program which encompasses a children’s campus, thirteen adult residential homes, and a transitional program. Latham Centers is a 100% food-safe environment with dedicated, talented and trained staff. These aspects are instrumental to our success.

PWS is a life-threatening genetic disorder that manifests itself with insatiable appetite, mild to moderate developmental delays, and emotional and behavioral problems. The syndrome occurs in 1 in 12,000 to 15,000 births on average, and is found in all races and ethnic groups. One child is born every day with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Latham Centers works with Patrice Carroll, international specialist in the care for those with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Please read more about PWS via this article or by visiting our PWS page here.