Local Spotlight: Walnut Street Center
The Walnut Street Center (WSC) is a non-profit organization that provides support for adults with intellectual disabilities. Since 1970, this organization has been a staple of the Medford community by providing aid and assistance.
Keep reading to learn more about this organization and how you can help them continue their great work for generations to come!
About the Walnut Street Center
The center was founded in 1970 by a group of parents seeking services for their own children. Over the years, the center grew in size and began expanding their operations and missions. Today, it’s a valuable resource in the greater Medford area, providing a variety of services for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults.
They assist these residents through many different means: finding employment, providing 24-hour residential assistance, individual support, habitation days, fun events, and more. The team at Walnut Street Center assists more than 150 different residents annually.
The WSC has more than 17 sites and over 22 different programs in place to help adults with special needs and required assistance.
How You Can Help
Since the Walnut Street Center is a non-profit organization, it requires help from members of the surrounding community. You can help the Walnut Street Center continue its mission of making life more meaningful and fulfilling for intellectually and developmentally disabled residents throughout the greater Medford area.
They accept a variety of donations from community members, including cash donations, honorary gifts, matching gifts, in-kind donations, and more—even through orders from Amazon Smile. Of course, you can make your donation more personalized by attending one of their special events!
Stay up to date on the Walnut Street Center and their powerful mission by donating or following them on Facebook to learn about new milestones and upcoming events!