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The Edinburg Center is deeply committed to the eradication of institutional racism. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and we pledge ourselves to create and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. This video on diversity features our staff sharing their personal stories and, experiences in regards to The Center’s ongoing commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice.
A Pioneer with a Purpose
Golda Edinburg provided the initial vision and leadership that strategically guided The Edinburg Center from its infancy to a thriving community-based service organization. This video pays tribute to Golda’s legacy and the individuals that we serve who live, work and socialize as contributing members of the community.
Celebrating 40 Years of Transforming Lives
Celebrating 40 Years of Transforming Lives is a heartfelt retrospective that commemorates The Edinburg Center’s 40th Anniversary. This video includes our staff, the individuals we serve, family members, community partners and our Board of Directors sharing their personal insights in regards to The Center’s ongoing commitment to providing the individuals we serve with the opportunity to live a life full of dignity, achievement and hope.
Community: Treating Brain Injury
Learn about Jill’s transition from living in a nursing home to maintaining a rich happy life in the community that includes the support of caring staff and positive connections with friends and family.
Robert: A Journey of Recovery
Robert describes the many challenges that he faced and the compassionate network of professionals and programs including The Center’s Community Based Flexible Supports that assisted him as he worked towards creating a fulfilling life.
Potter Place: Employment Through Partnership
Mike and Gloria share their personal stories about recovery and finding meaningful employment through the services and supportive membership of the Potter Place Clubhouse.
Steve’s struggles began while he was in his teens. After a number of years he decided that in order to change and move forward that he had to start from within. Today Steve attends The Center’s Opportunities Day Treatment Program. He enjoys participating in the group process and helping others as well as moving forward in his life.
Sarah’s story is a prime example of how hard work and determination along with a supportive and caring staff can transform a life. Sarah has many friends, has been employed for over ten years and loves going on day trips and vacations. In Sarah’s words, “The Edinburg Center has helped me so much, in so many ways – they gave me my life back.”
Suzanne stated that she is not the same person she was five years ago. She looks forward to attending The Center’s Opportunities Day Treatment Program – she said that people are always happy to see her and that they help her feel important. Today her life includes gardening, teaching yoga and socializing with her friends. Suzanne said that she now has the skills to get through the day, “I have hope and I am not alone”.
In the 1940s and 50s, society felt that people with disabilities should live in institutions and out of the public eye. Joe was institutionalized at the Fernald State School as a young boy and resided there until he was 33 years old. This video illustrates the happy, fulfilling life Joe built for himself in the community with the support and services he receives from The Center’s Developmental Disabilities Clinical Team.
Recovery Through Employment
The Edinburg Center has always valued employment as a critical part of a person’s wellness and recovery. This video takes us on the journey of two courageous individuals who receive services from our Potter Place Clubhouse and Community Based Flexible Supports who work towards meaningful employment and also includes a number of poignant and powerful responses to the question “What does employment mean to you”?
Opportunities Psychiatric Day Treatment Center
Take a tour of our Opportunities Psychiatric Day Treatment Program. Learn about the different types of modalities that help people develop their own recovery journeys and hear how Opportunities has helped many individuals lead a fulfilling life. In the words of a person who attends Opportunities: “I have a profound sense of hope that I never had before”.
Jail Diversion: Service through Partnership
Learn more about our Jail Diversion program which is made possible through partnership with the Waltham & Arlington Police Departments. This program presents a formal and cooperative approach between police officers and mental health professionals with a focus on creating alternatives to arrest, booking and jail detention for persons whose minor criminal behavior is directly due to mental health conditions.