Independent Living Resources
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
Toll free: 1-800-572-BARK (2275)
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Bestbuddies.org Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 3,000 chapters worldwide, positively impacting the lives of over 1.3 million people with and without IDD. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 56 countries and territories around the world.
Global Headquarters100 Southeast Second St, Suite 2200Miami, FL 33131
Toll Free: 800-89 BUDDY (28339)
Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.
In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities; freedom from abuse, neglect, and discrimination; dignity; and respect for their choices based on their own goals and values.
We are families of individuals with developmental disabilities who banded together to develop integrated wholesome housing. Clearwater Ranch is a project of Living Unlimited,
a San Francisco Bay Area-based non-profit.
Do you want to schedule a private tour of the property?
Contact our Ranch Manager,
695 Cherry Creek Road,Cloverdale, CA 95425
The HICAP program provides free-unbiased information about Medicare and how to supplement it. HICAP counselors do not recommend or endorse any insurance product or company.
Call HICAP of San Mateo County to schedule a one hour appointment to discuss your Medicare situation with a HICAP counselor in a city near your home or work.
1-800-434-0222 or 650-627-9350
Throughout our history, Homebridge has provided home care and supportive services to clients throughout the Bay Area, trained thousands of caregivers, and partnered with hospitals to safely transition patients home.
1035 Market St. L-1
San Francisco, CA 94103
As one of our core values, collaboration is an extremely important part of our strategy in bringing affordable housing to people with developmental disabilities. Working with local housing developers helps us create and maintain comfortable homes for our clients to live in.
HIP Housing’s Mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes.To achieve our mission, HIP Housing provides Home Sharing, Self-Sufficiency, and Property Development.
HIP Housing Main Office800 South Claremont Street, #210
San Mateo, CA 94402
tel: (650) 348-6660
fax: (650) 348-0284
Our business hours are from:
8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Moving forwards Towards Independence is a residential program offering transitional and independent living support to post secondary adults with developmental, learning, and autism spectrum disabilities. One of main goals is to support the growth of the whole person in a true community environment.
Administrative Office and Mailing Address
68 Coombs Street, Building B
Napa, CA 94559
Email: Rhonda Daniels (Executive Director of Moving Forward)
If I Need Help provides special needs safety products and a system to help reunite you with your loved ones in the event that they wander or have issues communicating in a critical situation.
IF I NEED HELP
PO Box 803356
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
Golden Gate Regional Center provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties
Legal Aid serves low-income residents of San Mateo County with civil legal matters including health care, housing, public benefits, special education services, domestic violence, immigration, and elder abuse. We are unable to assist with traffic tickets or criminal cases (including DUI's).
To schedule an appointment to see a Legal Aid lawyer, please call (650) 558-0915.If you need legal assistance in a criminal case, please contact the San Mateo Bar Association Private Defenders Office: (650) 298-4000.
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities.
ON-CAMPUS COUNSELINGFree individual & group counseling during school hours to teens and their families at secondary schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties
OUTLETOutlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy
Our Mission: To develop and promote fairness and equality of housing for all persons and to advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony.
Project Sentinel has three independent departments. Please call first before visiting our offices to ensure that the appropriate staff member is available to meet with you.
Nicole A Garcia
Our office hours are 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM, Monday through Friday.General inquiries: (408) 720-9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Alternative Baseball provides an authentic baseball experience for teens and adults (ages 15+) with autism and other disabilities for physical and social skills enrichment in life on and off the baseball diamond. In Alternative Baseball, games are played using professional league rules.
TAYLOR DUNCAN (COMMISSIONER/CEO)Phone Number (Call): (770)313-1762E-Mail: email@example.com
Our work is about all of us joining together to make sure we all have access to the most basic need: food. Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation. We provide food to more than a quarter of a million people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties every month. More than half the people we serve are kids and seniors.
1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
Regular Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CCS is a State program for children with certain diseases or health problems. Through this program, children up to 21 years old can get the health care and services they need. CCS will connect you with doctors and trained health care people who know how to care for your child with special health care needs
Marsha Guevara Aleman
Chef Ava Marie
I was invited to speak to the parents and kids with special needs of 18 to 22 years of age and decided to demo a easiest thing they can make on their own roasted Brussels sprouts my favorite vegetable and its like candy. so heres my recipe for the agave roasted Brussels sprouts so get cooking always ask for help when you need a moment its ok.
If you have a disability, public transportation can be your ticket to increased independence – whether you want to go to work, school, shopping or catch the latest movie.
With 70-plus routes throughout San Mateo County and into Palo Alto and San Francisco, SamTrans can get you there. SamTrans also connects to Caltrain and BART, both of which accommodate passengers with disabilities.
The San Mateo County Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC) is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of paratransit services in San Mateo County. Paratransit is door-to-door public transportation for people with disabilities.
Corie Thompson | Program Director | Jasper Ridge Farm | 650.722.1379 | www.jasperridgefarm.org
COVID-19 Voting AdvisoryWhether you vote by mail or in-person, it will be safe, secure and convenient.Open to the PublicThe Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road is open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A face covering is required, and social distancing will be enforced. The public may contact the Registration & Elections Division by phone or text at 650.312.5222, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or utilize the ACRE Live Chat feature.
The New Hope Band is a rock band in San Jose, comprised of individuals with special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. We play a wide range of music from the 1950’s to today, with a talented band and singers. Our music brings inspiration and joy to our audiences as well as enriching our lives!
Vista Center empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training.
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2500 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
To contact us, please call our reception desk or send e-mail to email@example.com.
For doctor referrals please complete the attached form and fax it to our office.
From outside the local area please call us toll-free at 800-660-2009.
The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is a private, nonprofit corporation located in San Mateo, California. Incorporated in 1979, CID is a consumer-driven, community-based, services and advocacy organization serving San Mateo County and beyond. By federal mandate, the majority of our Staff, Management, and Board of Directors consists of people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Manager
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities San Mateo