MAY INSTITUTE INC

Rating: 3.19 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Location: 41 Pacella Park Dr Randolph MA 02368 USA

Mission: The mission of May Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization established in 1955, is to provide high-quality behavioral healthcare, education and rehabilitation services to children, adults and seniors with developmental, neurological, behavioral, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. May Institute is one of the largest nonprofit, behavioral healthcare organizations in the country.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member for ten years, I have always been extremely impressed with the administration, staff, and the commitment to being responsive to the needs of the individuals served. The May Institute is a shining light for individuals with autism and related disabilities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have spent my career working as an administrator at special education schools for children with autism, and I am proud of the work being done at the May Center schools. We have some of the most compassionate, caring and dedicated staff I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Our program, educational, and clinical leaders are strong and committed to providing the services these kids need and deserve.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

The Chatham School at 100 Seaview St was sold in Sep 2005 for $5,600,000 with a mortgage of $4,480,000 (80%). But the buyer was able to obtain an additional financing in Jun 06 for an additional $3,000,000. So how much was the property really worth?

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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Rating: 1 stars  

I have only heard and read great things that The May Institute has been able to accomplish with autistic children. For this they deserve 5 stars.
But, like others have commented, is it truly necessary to be paying upper management these kinds of salaries? Based on the longevity of most of them, I would find it hard to believe that there aren’t other benefits that aren’t shown in the report. How many of them will have golden parachutes when they retire? Who pays for the CEO to fly back and forth? How many have company vehicles?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

From reading newspapers and the internet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Cut adminstrative costs!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Happy Holidays, May Institute! Keep up the good work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

Their money goes to projects of the ceo like a pool instead of doing whats right for the kids. Mr. donor check your facts, your money goes to the ceo living in georgia. Mr. board member, you should find out what really goes on. Department of education and Department of disability services are sending their people to other companies. We need more unions for our staff.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Board member and have been for 10+ years, and believe The May to represent a extraordinary standard of excellence in the field.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

This organization continues to decline. Additional senior people have left the company in the past year. Most telling is the Mass. Dept. of Education removing their school approval and placing them on probationary status due to not even coming close to meeting proper standards. The situation in their residences is even worse. A very sad state of affairs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observation of their services and treatment of staff

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Replace the entire leadership

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

What is unique about this organization?

Such significant assets vs. such poor service quality

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a major donor to May Institute. The commitment to excellence by the staff, and the quality of care they provide, is truly remarkable. I would not hesitate to recommend this organization to anyone seeking the best in behavioral healthcare services for a loved one, or seeking to support an organization that raises the bar on delivering great programs and services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the progress made by people with disabilities under the care of May Institute.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

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Rating: 1 stars  

The only time somebody writes something good is when somebody else writes something negative. Probably Mrs. Howard and her P.R. staff are doing it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading and hearing about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them to help those kids.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked for May Institute for close to 10 years, and in the nonprofit world for more than 20 years. I have been consistently impressed with the true commitment to care for people served there, from very young children to seniors. You can walk into any group home, school, clinic, or day program and see skilled, dedicated staff doing their jobs effectively and with respect. I'm proud to be associated with a place that provides this level of care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my time as an employee

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep expanding programs

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