This place of hope is
…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.
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.
innovation & excellence
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.
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 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.