St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized innovative programs since 1966. They combine a culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment and dignity for a lifetime. The Center began with one classroom and eight students, and has blossomed into a beautiful campus serving 400+ students, with over 120 staff members and 50 dedicated volunteers. St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center has been a leader in reaching out to the greater community and helping to educate the public about the realities of developmental disabilities which know no social boundaries and touch everyone.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s programs provide work training and social experiences that encourage students to become well-rounded, contributing members of the greater community. SMSC helps their consumers, their families, and the community to discover, explore, and nurture their individual talents to learn, grow, and enjoy friendships throughout their lives. The Center has participated in the Intergenerational Games, been an active member of the East County Intergenerational Council, and has utilized the County of San Diego Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Specialists to bring wellness to their staff.