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Helping people with developmental disabilities
be valued and participating members
of their communities.

Helping people with developmental disabilities <br/>be valued and participating members<br/>of their communities.

Site-Based Day Activity Programs

Site-Based Day Activity Programs help people with a wide range of developmental disabilities succeed in their communities. HOPE's day activity centers focus on paid work, instructional classes, and community integration. The program sessions are offered five days a week and last five to six hours per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible for HOPE's Site-Based Day Activity Programs?

    HOPE's Site-Based Day Activity Programs are an option to help you or your family member who has a developmental disability and meets the following criteria:

    • Is 18 years or older and a client of a regional center
    • Lives in a geographical area served by our programs
    • Has or can obtain a current TB test and physical
  2. What services are available and how does the program work?

    The Adult Day Care (ADC) program serves people needing assistance in all aspects of daily living — anywhere between a 1:1 to 1:3 staff to client ratio — depending on an individual's support needs and available funding. Services include:

    • Assistance with personal care, eating, communication, mobility, etc.
    • A flexible schedule of sensory stimulation, activities of daily living skills, and community integration

    The Day Training Activity Center (DTAC) serves people striving to be independent, with a 1:6 staff to client ratio, and offers the following:

    • Training in communication, socialization, academics, community skills, vocational training, and recreational leisure
    • Training in the community and on-site at HOPE's center
    • Individualized weekly schedules of activities tailored to that person's expressed preferences and interests
    • An initial person-centered planning meeting is conducted with the individual and all significant loved ones to identify the best-matched activities in both of these programs. Outside consultants provide expertise in additional areas, such as speech therapy and sign-language instruction.
  3. What accommodations are available?

    Our facilities and programs follow Americans With Disabilities guidelines for accessibility to ensure full inclusion of all people who use our services and participate in our programs.

    Site-based programs are wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair accessible vehicles available. ADC program staff members assist clients with feeding or toileting when needed. Our site-based program does offer speech therapy and adaptive communication devices. Other onsite adaptive equipment includes wheelchairs, walkers, and positioning tables.

  4. How do I enroll?

    If you receive services through a regional center, such as San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) or Golden Gate Regional Center, and want to participate in Site-Based Day Activity Programs, you should speak with a Service Coordinator (Worker, Social Worker) who can authorize HOPE to provide services to you or your family member.

  5. Where are HOPE's Site-Based Day Activity Programs offered?

    Currently, these programs are available in San Jose, Santa Cruz, Salinas and Watsonville.

  6. How do I get more information?

    The following individuals can provide more information on HOPE's Site Based-Day Activity Programs:

    Cathy Bouchard
    Director of Day Services
    Phone: 408.284.2811

    Santa Cruz
    Sally French
    Phone: 831.600.1502

    Mauna Loa Morris
    Phone: 831.662.8708

    Greg Dinsmore
    Phone: 831.455.4544