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Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs. The grant will be used toward their new enrichment programming which benefits children ages 3 to 14 facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. Walker’s typical off-site activities have been postponed due to the pandemic, and the new programming will allow children to participate in healthy and enjoyable activities on site.


Founded in 1961, Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs (Walker) is a leading nonprofit organization providing comprehensive programming in the fields of child welfare, children’s behavioral health, and special education. Walker provides high-quality, evidence-informed support and services to children and families from over 150 communities throughout Massachusetts. While Walker is perhaps best known for offering effective therapeutic settings in both its residential and education programs, Walker’s portfolio of programs includes a full array of outpatient, home-based, and community-based services.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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