Interested in how you can help?

Walnut Street Center, Inc is a private, non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation. There are several ways in which you can support our programs and services.

Cash Donations

Gifts of checks or payments online support us and provide a charitable giving tax deduction to you. All donors receive written acknowledgment for tax purposes.

Memorial/Honorary Gifts

A contribution in memory or in honor of someone is a wonderful way to recognize an important individual or life event. Gifts can be restricted to a particular program or made as a general donation to Walnut Street Center. We will send written acknowledgments to you and the individual identified in your contribution.

Matching Gifts

Numerous companies have matching gift programs through which an employer can match an individual’s charitable gift in varying amounts. Donors should obtain their employer’s matching gift forms and procedures when interested in making a matching gift.

In-Kind Donations

Walnut Street Center welcomes in-kind donations from individuals and corporations. Please contact us if you are interested.

Looking for more?

Looking for more? Please review our FAQs to learn about attaining services from Walnut Street Center for you or a loved one and how you can help us serve our community.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Walnut Street Center? 

The Walnut Street Center, Inc is a private, non-profit 501(C) (3) corporation.

What does The Walnut Street Center accept for insurance?

We accept MA Health for qualified individuals. WSC also accepts private pay for all services.

Who is the Day Program open to?

We accept adults who are 22 years old. In addition, our Community-Based Day Program participants must have DDS funding. For Day Habilitation participants, they must qualify for MA Health and have a qualifying Developmental Disability diagnosis.

Is transportation included?

Transportation to and from the Day Program is provided by MA Health for Day Habilitation and DDS for Community Based Day.

How does group home placements work?

All referrals to the Residential Program are made by the DDS.  The Department determines eligibility and prioritizes funding.

What is The Walnut Street Center’s service area?

We service: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Everett, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield, Waltham, and Watertown.