Parca 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 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 offers a broad spectrum of options for parents, caregivers and siblings of people with developmental disabilities. It is a lifeline for San Mateo County families struggling with the challenges of raising a child or assisting an adult family member who has one or more developmental disabilities.
Professional assistance in areas such as education, housing, legal rights, health, respite and inclusion is offered through:
Support groups for parents & siblings, Information & referral, Community outreach, Resources, Advocacy, Parca speaker series, Recreational activities
REACH (Recreational Experiences for All Children) is a unique, inclusive and integrated child care program for children with and without developmental disabilities. It offers recreational and educational opportunities in a safe and dependable environment where children learn to embrace diversity. At REACH, children enjoy the following activities:
Arts & crafts
REACH field trip
The REACH program is located at John Muir Elementary School, 130 Cambridge Ln., San Bruno
A summer program is offered June through August with daily activities and field trips.REACH accommodates 31 children from four years nine months to 13 years old. A limited number of subsidized child care slots are available for families who meet California Department of Education income criteria. Parents and caregivers can also pay privately. The child-to-staff ratio is eight to one, and can be as low as three to one, depending on the child’s needs.REACH is licensed by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division, #414003043. All staff are trained in first aid and CPR.For more information on schedules, activities and fees, contact Cecilia Hinkston, REACH Manager, (650) 871-8402.
Raji House is a weekend out-of-home respite care program for children and teens with developmental disabilities. They share fun social experiences while their parents enjoy a break. It is the only program of its kind on the San Francisco Peninsula.