Since 1955, Parents and Friends, Inc. has been providing opportunities for people with developmental challenges and similar needs to participate fully in our community. For some individuals, this means safely accessing medical care; for others it means going to work, volunteering, learning new skills, shopping, banking, exercising, meal planning and preparation, staying safe in a power outage, or simply going out to connect with others in our coastal community.
This generation of developmentally disabled adults is the first to outlive their parent-caregivers. With this knowledge, we anticipate the needs of these individuals rather than reacting, by opening a licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly that provides safe, person-centered, around the clock care in a beautiful neighborhood home. The home is now at full capacity with 4 residents, and we are developing more homes to ensure that more folks can benefit from these unique supports that are not otherwise available in our area.
We are grateful to our supportive and inclusive Mendocino Coast community, to our more than 170 local employees, and we are honored to support the needs of each person we serve to live a good life of their choosing. We invite you to take a look at the slideshow to view just some of the the ways we fulfill our mission. We couldn't do it without your support!