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Residential, Independent, Supported Board & Care

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


Antelope Valley Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled
43439 Copeland Circle
Lancaster, CA 93535
Tel: 661-945-7290
Adult development center, day activity center, behavioral activity center, employment training, behavior management, community integration, self-advocacy, self

Jane Sarture, Director
6456 Whitsett Ave.
N. Hollywood, CA 91606
Tel: 818-762-4365
Services Provided: This is an adult day program that focuses on recreational, academic, arts and independent living skills. Some services are: Adult educational, educational classes, adaptive living service. Some other services are: Respite care, Saturday camp, hand bell choir, residential camp, and adult educational. Adults with developmental disabilities are learning to live on their own, ¬with assistance from ARC Staff. They learn the challenges of money management, shopping, laundry, banking, cleaning, home responsibility, personal care, safety, and getting along with roommates and neighbors.

2603 W Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93596
Tel: 909-623-6651
Services Provided: Presently, B.R.I.D.G.E.S. offers state licensed and certified transitional and long-term residential programs throughout the communities of San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Antelope Valley. Our residential treatment programs are founded on a psychosocial rehabilitation philosophy, and utilize an integrated approach when providing services to individuals with co-occurring disorders. B.R.I.D.G.E.S.' commitment extends beyond supervised residential care, and supports ongoing community integration and self-sufficiency. To this end, B.R.I.D.G.E.S. also offers paid community employment, with support, for clients with severe disabilities.

California Mentor
Vickie Wippel, Program Recruiter
141 E. Badillo St.
Covina, CA 91723
Tel: 626-859-9109
Services Provided: Residential Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
We provide family homes to adults with developmental disabilities in a model similar to foster care. Our clients live in private family homes with trained "mentors" (home providers). Each client has his/her own room and our hope is that clients will learn independence, master life skills and develop relationships in a natural home environment.

Community Options Incorporated
Ingrid Rushing
Main Office
16461 Sherman Way, Suite 275
Van Nuys, Ca 91406
Phone 818-780-0031
Services Provided: They offer an Adult Family Home to 18 yrs and older individuals with developmental disabilities, who express a desire for a home and would benefit from a close personal relationship. They recruit, screen, train, and monitor the Family Home Providers.

Dillon Guest Home
Evangelina & Joe Balancio
131 S. Dillon St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: 213-384-2340
Service Provided: Adult residential program, providing care and service for adults with developmental disabilities.

Exceptional Children's Foundation
Shirley Bianca
8740 W. Washington Bl.
Culver City, CA 90232
Tel: 310-204-3300
Services Provided: Supported employment, residential, day programs, art center, etc.
Need Regional Center Referral. Children's program, ages 0-3 years. Accepts Medical

Golden Years Adult Day Health Care
Cheryl Wizer
60 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Tel: 626-447-0202
Services Provided: They provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, group exercise, psychological services, computers, English classes, dancing, live entertainment, arts and crafts, BKF lunch and snacks, complimentary transportation, weekly outings, lots of love and much more! Also available are a complete medical staff, social workers, and RN's. They accept Medical.

Independent Living Center of Southern California
43805 N. Division St., Suite A
Lancaster, CA 93535
Tel: 661-945-6002
Services for persons with disabilities, informational and referral, housing assistance, advocacy, attendant referral, independent living skills training, emergency food and shelter referrals, cross-disabilities, peer modeling/peer counseling, personal assistants and others, internet computer skills, systems advocacy, assertive technology.

Independent Enterprises
36722 Rose St.
Palmdale, CA 93550
Tel: 661-285-4038
Services Provided: Board and care for mentally disabled; transportation, supervision of medications

L.A.R.C. Ranch (Los Angeles Retarded Citizen Foundation)
Kathleen Starkey
29298 Bouquet Cyn Dr.
Saugus, Ca 91390-1133
Tel: 661-296-8636
Services Provided: Residential and Day program services. Accepts Medical.

Laurel Canyon Retirement Community
5527 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village, Ca 91607
Tel: 800-560-9090 or 818-769-6626
Services Provided: They provide Non medical assisted living to people over 60 yrs old with and without disabilities. Alzheimer-Dementia Experts

525 N. Chandler Ave
Monterey Park , CA 91754
Tel: 626-289-8817
Services Provided: Independent living skills, self care skills, pre vocation/vocation skills, social/recreational skills, group home, day program, extended services

Modern Support Services
PO Box 10365
Glendale, CA 91209
Tel: 818-244-2677
Services provided: Independent Living Skills

New Horizons
15737 Parthenia St
North Hills, CA 91343
Tel: 818-894-9301
Services Provided: They provide a day program for adults with developmental disabilities including vocational skills and supported residential living. They accept Medi-cal.

SRCR (Southern California Rehabilitation Services)
Sharon Russell
7830 Quill Dr., Suite D
Downey, CA 90242
Tel: 562-653-1126 or 562-862-6531 x26
Services Provided: The mission of SCRS is to promote independence for persons with disabilities of all ages by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve full participation in the community and promote opportunities for independence. Services provided are: peer counseling and support groups; independent living skills; personal assistants (PA); benefits advocacy; assistive technology; housing; training services; vocational services; community advocacy.

Special Services Dept, Division of Adult L.A.U.S.D.
Career and Education Metropolitan Skills Center
2801 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90057
Tel: 213-368-0113
Services Provided: They serve adults with disabilities, individuals who are vocationally ready. They coordinate supportive service by providing specialized materials or adaptive equipment necessary.

Valley Village
20830 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91309
Tel: 818-587-9185
Services Provided: Adult day program and residential programs, as well as, after school programs.

Villa Esperanza Services
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, Ca 91107
Tel: 626-449-2919
Services Provided: Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program provides ILS training in areas such as: money management, cooking, social skills, community resources, and health and safety. This program is offered in individual homes and our 6 independent living apartments in Pasadena.

Work Training Program of the Antelope Valley
348 E. Avenue K-4, Suite B
Lancaster, CA 93535
Tel: 661-723-7484
Independent living skills program (assessment, training) day programs for developmentally delayed high school grads.


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