Purgatory in Our Back Yard

“There is a hell on earth, and in America there is a special inferno. We were visitors there during Christmas, 1965.” by Valle Dwight Beat that for a first sentence. It’s from a book published in 1966 called Christmas In Purgatory: A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation that details two reporters’ visits to state institutions […]

The Pathlight Challenge
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Pathlight was conceived 65 years ago by five mothers who wanted a different life for their children with developmental disabilities. That forward-thinking spirit laid the foundation for many Pathlight innovations. We were the first to: offer a developmental day school in western Massachusetts create community homes in Massachusetts develop the pioneering Shared Living model in […]

Donor Highlight – February 2017

Jon D. Lumbra, CFO and Vice President of Administration at The Dowd Agencies, jumped in in with both feet to support the mission of Pathlight and its programs. In just a few months, Jon demonstrated what a motivated volunteer can accomplish, starting with helping to  secure a leading sponsorship for one of our premiere galas […]