At Decatur House we believe sharing resources, experiences, and opportunities is key to the quality of life for our residents and staff. We are always looking for ways to partner with local organizations and businesses who share a passion to serve and strive to add value to the community.
The following community partnerships help ensure Decatur House remains engaged and responsive not only to our residents and staff, but to our broader community as well.
Partnership with Riverview School
Riverview School in Sandwich provides a caring community for adolescents and young adults with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities. During the school year, Decatur House partners with Riverview’s vocational program designed to help students prepare for successful future employment. Four Riverview School students spend 2 mornings a week assisting Decatur House staff in the kitchen and in housekeeping.
Partnership with Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Every year, through a partnership with Upper Cape Tech’s Health Careers program, Decatur House welcomes 3 UCT juniors to the nursing staff. The CNA certified students are paid employees who spend 30 hrs a week, every other week, assisting with resident-care at Decatur House.
All of the above students benefit from the practical experience and mentorship they receive at Decatur House, while House staff and residents benefit from the students’ newly learned skills, commitment, and youthful enthusiasm.
For more information about our community partnerships, contact us at [email protected].