About Us



About Us

PARCA’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Section1_LauraPARCA, Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults, has been enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1952. Our programs are designed to create a feeling of extended family to help people live as independently as possible and enjoy all that life has to offer. PARCA provides residential programs, support for those living independently, respite care, before- and after-school child care, and family support and advocacy services.

PARCA is committed to providing support to our clients and their families at all stages of their lives. Children’s Services includes REACH, a unique inclusive child care program serving kids with and without developmental disabilities and Raji House, a weekend respite care program for children and teens with developmental disabilities. These programs use positive learning and recreational activities that emphasize the similarities between each person rather than the differences. All PARCA children’s programs are licensed by the Department of Social Services.

PARCA’s adult programs provide training and support services to assist clients in mastering self-reliance and independence to their highest personal level. Family Support Services is a resource for parents, offering support, advocacy and information from the moment they learn they’re going to have a baby with disabilities.

Our philosophy

is that all people have the same value and the same human rights. We believe that people with developmental disabilities have the right to live and receive services in the home community of their choice and have access to everything society has to offer. We believe everyone has the right to participate to the best of their ability in all decisions that impact their daily lives. PARCA is committed to creating opportunities for people of all ages with developmental disabilities to experience choice, control and individuality in every area of their lives.

PARCA is supported by memberships, donations, Golden Gate Regional Center, San Andreas Regional Center, Regional Center of the East Bay, state and federal contracts and regular fundraising events including a spring event produced by the PARCA Auxiliary and the Devil’s Slide Ride.