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Mission Statement


To protect, foster, develop and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.


Valley Village is a leading provider of a continuum of care for adults with developmental challenges. Through a partnership of families, professional staff, and community leaders, Valley Village operates neighborhood residential and day programs.


We are compassionate and committed to excellence.

All of our clients deserve dignity, respect, lifelong care, growth of their personal set of values, the opportunity to optimize their potential and to maximize their capabilities.

We believe in family involvement, community participation, innovative programs, dedicated staff, professional and caring staff, dignity, respect, fairness, high quality, stable environment, lifelong care, client specific, longevity of Valley Village, integrity, kindness, compassion, being at the forefront of developmental disabilities and dynamic programming.


Where adults with developmental challenges thrive.


Valley Village has over 40 years of providing programs and services for the developmentally disabled in the San Fernando Valley. Our 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1971 by parents who were seeking services for their developmentally disabled children.

Clients of Valley Village have developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy, in addition to many levels of significant mental retardation. Valley Village currently serves nearly 400 low-income, disabled adults in a variety of programs.

v Our residential program serves the daily living needs of over 100 clients through the operation of 15 family-style group homes, two 24-hour nursing homes and a semi-independent living program.

v Three day programs; one in Sunland and two in Winnetka, offer nearly 300 developmentally disabled clients an opportunity to learn and practice daily living skills, be provided physical, speech, and behavioral therapies, and a chance to learn and grow to reach their full potential. These programs serve a wide range of clients from those with moderate developmental disabilities to profoundly disabled and medically fragile clients.

v An after-school program allows parents of developmentally disabled clients an opportunity to work while knowing that their family members are being cared for in a loving and nurturing environment.

v A recreational program allows clients an opportunity to interact with other developmentally disabled people and with the community at large while enjoying a wide range of activities.




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Would you recommend Valley Village?

by Cristina D. (2016-10-26 10:13:12.0)
Signing up and communicating with Valley Village was easy. They sent out email reminders and simple directions to prepare you for your first day of volunteering. I joined on an outing to the Getty Villa where the clients did a scavenger hunt, and it was pure joy! If your feeling nervous because you have no experience with developmental disabilities, don't! There are plenty of experienced caretakers around at all times. It was my first time with Valley Village and I'm looking forward to signing up for more events.
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