This place of hope is
…a locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with complex special needs.
From a residential school for children and community based homes for adults, to supported and
shared living opportunities, Latham Centers offers comprehensive care and a path forward for the most vulnerable individuals.
OUR MISSION: Latham Centers 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.
innovation & excellence
At Latham, 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.
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
Latham Centers is internationally recognized in the care of those with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Its unique program encompasses a children’s campus, thirteen adult residential homes, and a transitional program. Latham Centers is a food-safe environment with dedicated, talented and highly trained staff.
PWS is a life-threatening genetic disorder that manifests 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, and is found in all races and ethnic groups. One child is born every day with Prader-Willi Syndrome in the world. Link to informational piece by Latham’s Patrice Carroll