Harbor Regional Center relies on a community of highly
compassionate, professional, and effective service providers to
provide high quality, community-based, client-centered services.
These service providers share our vision and commitment to
excellence in meeting the needs of individuals with developmental
disabilities and their families.
This section provides resources and information to support our
partnership between Harbor Regional Center and Service Providers
Members of the Service Provider Advisory Committee provide a wide
cross-section of services and supports, for individuals with
developmental disabilities and their families.
They meet to discuss issues of particular interest to HRC service
providers, and to provide input to the Board of Trustees. It is
also an opportunity to obtain up-to-date information on Harbor
Regional Center policies and procedures, and the developmental
disabilities service system overall. Members of the committee
must apply and be approved by the Board.
The Service Provider Advisory Committee meets on the First
Tuesday of every two months at 10:00 a.m.
If you are interested in attending or need more information
please phone Leticia Mendoza at (310) 543-0643 to confirm dates
of the meetings and to be considered on the Agenda. The Service
Provider Advisory Committee meeting is not a format to present
services offered by vendored or nonvendored providers.
Staff in the Department of Administration are available to answer
your questions or assist you to make sure all the administrative
paperwork is in place for your clients. Staff in this Department
can answer questions related to authorizations for services,
billing, and payments for services.
Harbor Regional Center (HRC) is a private non-profit organization
under contract with the State of California Department of
Developmental Services. HRC is part of a statewide network of 21
Regional Centers responsible for the coordination and development
of services to meet the needs of individuals with developmental
disabilities. Our service area is located in the southern and
southwestern L.A. County, and includes Torrance, Harbor,
Bellflower, and Long Beach health districts.
Everyone benefits when people with disabilities are a part of the
fabric of our communities, not locked away in the archaic
institutions. Institutions are large, often crowded places that
limit people and their choices and force them to live segregated
lives away from their family and friends without access to the
supports needed to live in their own homes and
Direct Support Professional Training Program (DSPT)- Department
of Developmental Services
Effective January 1, 1999, the
Department of Developmental Services implemented mandated
statewide competency-based training for direct support
professionals employed in regional center vendored community care
facilities: to provide the highest standard of service for
individuals living in these homes, and to recognize that direct
support professionals deserve training and recognition as
Burns & Associates (B&A) was contracted by the Department of
Developmental Services (DDS) to conduct the Rate Study. B&A
conducted a Service Provider Survey in Spring/Summer 2018. They
also conducted a Client & Family Survey. B&A developed draft
rate models. B&A and DDS presented the draft rate models and
related assumptions at briefing sessions, and the Rate
Study Report in March 15, 2019.