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St Madeleine Sophies Training Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: St. Madeleine's serves 400+ people with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Students participate in one of the following programs depending on their level of ability.

Programs: Our activity center program allows each individual with developmental disabilities to achieve their personal potential through a structured and enriched vocational training program in campus and community-based settings. Activity center participants receive personalized and progressive instruction, which is evidenced in work-related experiences and individually tailored goals, objectives and daily schedules.

the adult development program offers a variety of opportunities, which aim at increasing the level of independence, as well as improving the overall quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities. A focus is on the development and maintenance of functional skills required for community integration, work training and self-care. Clients will typically be in the community 10-14 hours per week.

the supported employment program provides quality employment services including job coaching for individual and group placements and career counseling. It offers a variety of vocational services to individuals with disabilities who are committed to pursuing work on a regular and on-going basis. The focus of the program is to assist individuals in attaining and maintaining competitive employment.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with this organization has been wonderful. My brother is a client of theirs; he has been attending the art program for five years now. I have seen my brother evolve in so many ways; he used to be withdrawn and scared to go out. He has higher self-esteem because he now feels like he has a sense of purpose. He is empowered by his art and by the options he is given. He is in a safe environment in which he knows he is understood and accepted. My brother is a person with high-functioning autism and is very aware if anyone treats him in a abusive, discriminatory, or degrading manner. I am saddened that the previous people who posted had such negative experiences, but those experiences are not a reflection of St. Madeleine Sophie's Center as a whole.


Client Served

Rating: 1

Some of the staff are very unprofessional, rude, and offensive. Managers of staff do nothing about the intolerable conduct. Removed my adult child from this program.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Beware for those who plan on putting their disabled household member at this day program. They are all about money! I seen a lot of staff members come and go. Job coaches keep getting changed out without any warning. Same with case managers. I had a hard time knowing who was who. The directors there are emotionally abusive. They will talk down and find ways to intimidate you. The abuse got so bad that they had me see a psychiatrist because they thought I was too mentally unstable to work. When I got a note of approval to return, they still denied the right for me to come back and work. I am on disability because of epilepsy. I am developmentally disabled. I was in their supportive employment program they offered. But this incident was not seizure related. Is that even legal? I already had area board 13 involved because of this. In fact St Madeleine directors laid me off before i could work again. Their excuse was that I was too high functioning for their program. They should have helped me get a job at Goodwill or something. No need though because I already work there and they treat me far better than St Madeleine's did. I feel sorry for the current clients that attend there for some are not as high functioning and they may be being emotionally abused too. No I would not recommend this program. There are better non profits for disabled adults that could help out your special needs household member. I would only give 1 star just because i had to give a rating. If you ask me St Madeleine's deserved 0 stars. Best of luck if you all if you go against my advice. Sincerely a highly disappointed former St Madeleine Sophie's Center client/consumer/ stafff or whatever I was. Too confused to even know my role there.

Review from Guidestar