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Our mission is to create authentic and meaningful ways for people with special needs to participate fully as valued members of their community.
Stanton Home has been providing care for people with special needs since 1986. Our main house is located in Great Barrington Massachusetts in an old farmhouse and is surrounded by flower gardens, an organic vegetable garden, a weavery and a working farm. We have just recently opened two other houses in South Egremont, MA and New Canaan Connecticut, both very similar to our main house on a smaller scale. We currently have a total 10 residents, from ten to twelve volunteers from all over the world as well as full and part-time local staff. We believe that the most important thing in life is relationships. Everything else is how we give substance, value, and meaning to those relationships.
Volunteers form the team that run the day to day operations of the Stanton Home household. This will include individual people care, housework and odd jobs. Volunteers are expected to take initiative and responsibility, to manage their time and involvement so that the people with special needs are safe, healthy and well cared for while the daily work gets done. Everyone is treated with respect and appreciation. The volunteer's focus is on encouraging those with special needs to do what they can to the best of their abilities.