Welcome to Walter Lawson Children's Home,

At Walter Lawson Children's Home, providing exceptional care is our passion and has been since 1971. Our professional, caring staff treat each resident individually and are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes health, independence and maximum quality of life.

I joined Walter Lawson in 1977 and have served as Executive Director since 2014. Over the years, I have been able to witness the loving care in which our staff interacts with our residents. At Walter Lawson, many of our caregivers have been members of our team for more than 10 years and provide a stable circle of support for our residents. We know it takes everyone working together to make certain that our residents receive the best care possible.

At Walter Lawson Children's Home our mission is to provide assistance and service to persons with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. We know that our work is successful through the collective effort of our employees, community volunteers and supporters.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Walter Lawson and what we do!


Melissa Thornbloom
Executive Director