DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

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La Familia’s Developmental Department has a long and respectable history of providing case management services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Our Developmental Disabilities staff advocate for and provide case management services to the individuals and families we serve, an effort to improve their quality of life. Our case managers are bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish so that we may provide a linguistic and cultural match for each of our clients.

Since 1977, under direct contract with the Regional Center of the East Bay www.rceb.org, we have provided these services to individuals and families throughout our community. We are currently the only Latino community-based organization under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services Regional Centers. Referrals to the La Familia Developmental Department must be processed through the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB). Participants currently receiving services through RCEB may request to have their case assigned to La Familia by contacting RCEB (see contact information listed below).

 

Contact Information

Yolanda Guerrero, Developmental Services Department Secretary

Developmental Services: 1-510-887-0661

ddsecretary@lafamiliacounseling.org

 

Location

24301 Southland Drive, Suite 300

Hayward, CA 94544

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

 

If you or a family you know are interested in receiving a referral to our Developmental Disabilities Department, please contact the Regional Center of the East Bay: 1-510-618-6100 (Alameda County) or 1-925-691-2300 (Contra Costa County).

 

Disparity Funds Program

Training and peer support services for Latino Regional Center of the East Bay consumers and their families.

La Familia was awarded a grant from the Department of Developmental Services to implement this new program. It was designed to increase access to services and support for Latino RCEB clients ages three and up and their families. Our goal is to reduce the purchase of service disparity for this population in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. To achieve this goal, La Familia will provide Latino, Spanish speaking consumers/families with a regional center orientation, training and workshops, and connection to a parent support group and resource sharing. All of these activities will be provided in Spanish and co-facilitated by Spanish-speaking Parent Leaders from the targeted communities who have lived experience navigating the service system for a family member with a developmental disability. Using this peer-based relational approach, we seek to reduce cultural barriers that prevent families from requesting services and exercising their rights and strengthen trust between public systems and the Latino Community.

We created a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) consisting of clients, caregivers, Parents Leaders and La Familia staff that will meet quarterly to evaluate project activities, outcomes, and areas for improvement.

 

Contact information:

Gabriela Solval, Family Resource Specialist

510-300-3153

gsolval@lafamiliacounseling.org

Location:

24301 Southland Drive, Suite 300

Hayward, CA 94544

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 9 am - 5 pm