Project Integration

Our mission is to server older adults with developmental disabilities in an integrated setting.

Our philosophy recognizes the rights of these individuals to participate in the same activities as their non-disabled peers. However, we also realize that they may need additional assistance to address any special needs, as well as to encourage integration and participation in center activities.

We currently have 21 clients that attend the Richmond and Castro Senior Centers. We have two staff that provides direct services. Our clients are referred by Golden Gate Regional Center, which is state-mandated to provide case management services to the developmentally disabled. They are also our funding agency.

While at the center, the clients are offered a full day of integrated program activities which include art/crafts, exercise programs, health/nutrition classes, a hot noon meal and opportunities to socialize and establish relationships with their non-disabled peers. Client choice and interests determine her/his daily schedule, and new interests are encouraged by staff.

The primary role of staff is to provide training and support to the individuals in the program. The staff also acts as a liaison to GGRC, the client’s home and/or family.

Friendship, Community, Belonging

Project Integration Programs

Richmond Senior Center

Our developmentally challenged individuals are fully integrated in our site, and are offered participation in all the activities at the center.  Our specialized staff attends to any specific needs presented in this population and serves as a liaison to family/caregivers and other community resources.  We also provide individualized 1 to 1 services.

Castro Senior Center

As at the Richmond Center, our developmentally challenged population is integrated with the community seniors, and are invited to participate in all the activities that are offered the center.  We also provide specialized programming depending on individual need.  This site is also particularly suited for LGBTQ individuals although we welcome and meet the special needs of all.

Location, hours and contact information:

Golden Gate Senior Services
6221 Geary Boulevard, 3rd Floor
(between 26th and 27th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94121
Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Karen James
Project Integration

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