Why Support Holy Childhood?

Founded in 1946 by Sister St. Mark McMahon, SSJ, Holy Childhood has become one of the leading providers of individualized, educational programs and supported employment opportunities to students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Monroe County.

From a humble beginning as a single craft class for 30 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to a vibrant school and adult program that serves more than 220 people, Holy Childhood has maintained its commitment to deliver person centered, individualized services that meet the many needs of our students and the families that we serve.

For more than 73 years, Holy Childhood has enriched the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We are a non-denominational, non-profit agency.  Our mission is to prepare children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for maximum independence and integration in the community.  We do this through our many innovative programs and vocational/employment services, that is in keeping with the philosophy and vision of our founders. We are dedicated to serving our people in an atmosphere of dignity and compassion.

Work of this importance requires substantial and ongoing support.  Gifts to Holy Childhood empower us to hire the finest teachers and support staff, build and maintain the most up-to-date facilities and offer a wide range of other educational advantages that give Holy Childhood its distinguished edge.  Ultimately, the gifts we receive represent not only confidence in the work of our agency, but also the belief in our collective future—one in which both the students and adults we serve, grow and contribute to the community in meaningful and fulfilling ways.