Walnut Street Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, human service agency that provides comprehensive support services to adults who have developmental disabilities and their families. The agency was founded in 1970 by parents who wanted supports for their children, and other adults who had similar needs, in their community. Walnut Street Center now provides services to people who live in the communities of Somerville, Cambridge and Arlington.
The Mission of the Walnut Street Center is to provide adults with development disabilities the opportunity to live engaged and meaningful lives. The agency accomplishes this mission by offering a variety of support services that provide opportunities to live, work, volunteer and socialize in the community. Walnut Street Center is currently developing and enhancing support services to meet the changing needs of the people who are served by this agency.
Walnut Street Center's community-based services include day and employment training programs, residential and respite programs, social service and clinical supports and specialized services including assisted living, Alzheimer's and day habilitation programs. The goal of all of these services is to provide the resources and support that will enable the people we serve to live rewarding and productive lives in the community.