The Purple Cat

The Purple Cat was founded in 2003 to offer day-program alternatives for adults. Clients participate in a wide range of vocational functions, creative projects and classes that develop daily-living skills. The goal is to prompt each individual to achieve his or her potential. The Purple Cat motto is "Work hard, be kind and have fun."

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December Employee Spotlight: Mary Long

Q.) How many years have you worked/volunteered at Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String? A.) 3 months Q.) What do you do for the organization? A.) Behavioral Support Specialist/Day Program Instructor at St Lucy’s Q.) Name a client from Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String that inspires you, and why. A.) I’m inspired by all [...]

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The Purple Cat: Catalyst for Hope

The Purple Cat transforms the lives of the area’s disabled “I saw Joe’s big smile as he got off that bus and knew we were going to be friends,” Jimmy Sutman recalls. Nearly 20 years on, and Jimmy has befriended many Joes. As the progenitor of The Purple Cat, a multifaceted nonprofit serving the region’s [...]

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