St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center educates and empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through nationally recognized innovative programs. We combine our culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment, and dignity for a lifetime.
Empowerment for Life . . . Through Innovation and Education
Life is meant to be lived.
We all need a place where we belong, where our talents and skills are nurtured and encouraged, where we can make friends, share our skills, and find that our lives have meaning and purpose.
For more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities,
that place is St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.
For 50 years . . .
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) has helped people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, discover, explore, and nurture potential – giving thousands a chance to live life to the fullest. The Center truly provides a “Life Program” that allows students to learn and grow, and enjoy friendships and social activities throughout their lives. Students come to SMSC’s five-acre campus in the foothills of El Cajon, California, daily to learn or upgrade marketable skills, develop creative outlets, earn an income, make new friends, and gain a sense of independence and self esteem. This “Life Program” includes recent high-school graduates to seniors in their 80s.