Services for Adults

Available Services for Adults


Many times our clients or parents/family members ask us for information on the services that are available.
We have developed this list to provide you with an overview of these services. Please keep in mind that services are determined on an individualized basis. Services must be identified as needed on the Individual Person-Centered Plan (IPP), and provided in accordance with Harbor Regional Center service policies, which are posted on our website.

Some services are provided by publicly-funded community agencies, such as Medi-Cal, community colleges, Department of Rehabilitation, etc., and some are funded by HRC, after we have met the requirement of exploring all other possible funding sources.

We know that you want to understand the variety of services available, so that you can be a well-informed participant in the service planning process. Here is a list of some of the services and supports that are commonly recommended for adults (no longer attending public school) and their families.

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Services Provided by HRC Staff

Assessment and Consultation

Your Service Coordinator may arrange for a meeting with one of HRC’s specialists, or an multi-disciplinary team, to evaluate your child’s needs and provide you with consultation. Assessment and consultation may assist in providing or clarifying a diagnosis, determining what type of services and supports are needed, identifying family health and mental health needs, supporting eligibility for a publicly funded benefit, etc.

HRC  has specialists with expertise in Psychology, Behavior Intervention, Medicine, Genetics, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Nutrition,  Assistive Technology, Mental Health, Financial and Health Benefits, Law, the Criminal Justice System, Adult Day Services, , and Living Options.


Services That HRC Purchases

From Programs and Clinicians in the Community

Adult Activity Programs

Adult Day Activity programs provide supportive, activities during the day for adults who are not able to be employed. Activities are designed to provide the maximum inclusion possible in the community, and individualized options for training in adult living skills, work activity and volunteerism, personal expression, socialization, and therapeutic support. Options include Inclusion Centers, Partial Inclusion, Partial Work, Creative Arts, and Therapeutic Programs.

Family Training

College 2 Career Program


Learn About An HRC Program to Help You Attend College!

The College 2 Career Program is an innovative post-secondary program for adults with developmental disabilities served by Harbor Regional Center. C2C offers an exciting opportunity to experience community college, student housing, and college life in a fully included setting with unmodified academic curriculum. The goal is gainful competitive employment in a non-traditional job setting.

Family Training

Options for Adults

Saturday Speaker Series

Presented by HRC’s Elizabeth Garcia-Moya, Service Provider Relations Specialist, & Brent Fryhoff, Client Services Manager.

This presentation offers ideas about the possible options for your adult child or client when looking into day and work programs. You will have the opportunity to learn about programs that may be new to you and ask HRC professionals direct questions regarding the options presented. 


Crisis Services to be Developed for HRC clients


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What Are Alternative & Participant Directed Services?

On August 31, 2020, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued a state directive allowing regional center-funded services to be provided in alternative ways. Alternative services may be an option for our clients, to make sure that your individual needs continue to be met.

Alternative services are a way to continue to fund service provider resources, so that they and their direct staff workforce remain available to serve you. The Department of Developmental Services also wants to make sure that California can continue to receive federal funding to support regional center services.

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Participant-Directed Services

Summary of Frequently Asked Questions for Self-Advocates and Families About Participant-Directed Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional centers can pay for more types of services using the Participant Directed Services model so that individuals and families have more choice and flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) explain Participant-Directed Services and how they may help individuals and families during COVID-19.


Cal Fresh

SSI Recipients Are Now Eligible for CalFresh

Starting in Summer 2019, people will are able to receive CalFresh benefits and SSI benefits at the same time. This presents a tremendous opportunity to increase food security for very low-income seniors and people with disabilities without reducing SSI benefits.

 What is a service plan and how can it help you?

What is a service plan and how can it help you?

Hear how to work with your HRC team to create a service plan that works for you. Members of the HRC Client Advisory Committee, Rita Teodoro, Wesley Dale, Bryan Boyd and Pha Prum explain what it means to them.

(3 and a half minutes)