We have spent a lot of time checking in with participants, families and staff to try to figure out how we can safely return to services without compromising the integrity of what we offer. In the midst of the pandemic. What do participants now want to get out of services? Have priorities changed and how can we put families with legitimate safety concerns at ease? People are adapting. Restaurants and bars are now serving outside. Clothing stores are rolling racks out to the curb and letting you select from the sidewalk or even from your car. Touch-less retrieval of purchases is pretty much the norm now.
Under the guidelines set by Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC) we have modified the way we render services taking into account the requests of our participants, safety, comfort level and relevance of the content we offer. Schedules are more individualized and cover a wider range of services than day services previously were allowed to offer.
Services can now be accessed remotely, on-line through our website. Classes are offered through Zoom in both group and individually paced options. Weekly one on one time with instructors is available to assist with community or daily living needs. We now offer support and instruction to family members (or support persons) with accessing on-line and remote resources resources. In an effort to make our services available to all participants we have (a limited number of) laptops that can be borrowed if needed.
Please feel free to contact myself or Michelle for more information about services offered.
Joe Femino, Director/Founder
Michelle Dobrow, Manager of Participant Services
In spite of everything going on in the world there is still so much to be thankful for. We are especially thankful for our participants for hanging in there during this difficult time.
Our Mission: To support persons with intellectual developmental disabilities and render services unobtrusively with the respect that is deserved.
Our Vision: A society that values all of its members equally, and not only recognizes their unique talents and skills but appreciates what they have to offer.
Integrated Community Services (ICS): A 100% community based day service that provides support and guidance in the areas of vocational training, continued education, social-recreational opportunities and paid employment
while helping participants improve soft-skills and learn the value of building relationships.
Independent Living Services (ILS) services: Instruction and guidance within the home and neighborhood for individuals with mild to moderate support needs with the goal of living successfully in the least restrictive environment possible.
Paid Internship Program: In partnership with Golden Gate Regional center and community partners we are now offering job training in the for of internships. Please contact us for details
IN: SAN FRANCISCO is expanding and will be providing services in the East Bay. We plan to be up and running very soon. We will keep you posted.
A PLACE TO COME MEET OTHER FAMILIES, FIND OUT ABOUT NEW RESOURCES AND HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED. EACH MONTH WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT TOPIC OR THEME BASED ON REQUESTS WE HAVE GOTTEN OVER THE YEARS.. THIS SERVICE IS OFFERED TO ANY FAMILY MEMBERS (NOT JUST FOR IN:SF FAMILIES) FREE OF CHARGE AND MEANT TO BE A SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL WHO ATTEND.
261-A Octavia Street San Francisco CA 94102
Monday - Friday: currently by appointment
Saturday: By appointment