Clients and Families are served through Client Services; which is the heart of what we do. Through Client Services, needed services and supports are coordinated by Service Coordinators for our clients and/or their families. Service Coordinators assist clients and their families with advocacy, connection with generic resources, and integration into community life. San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center recognizes that service coordination is the primary means through which the regional center carries out its mission.
Service Coordinators also have the critical responsibility of developing an IFSP/IPP for every client and they are the point of contact for clients, families and providers of service.
Oversight of the Client Services division is the responsibility of Aaron Christian, Director of Client Services.
The Client Services division is comprised of three departments:
- Intake, Early Start Intake and Early Intervention Services
- Family and Transition Services
- Adult and Residential Services
Intake, Early Start Intake and Early Intervention Services
Guadalupe Magallanes-Angel, Associate Director, provides oversight for the Intake, Early Start, and Early Intervention departments. The Intake department is comprised of two units. Early Start Intake unit (serving children and their families from ages 0-3) and a Lanterman Intake unit (serving persons from ages 3 and up). Both units serve as the point of entry for our clients / families. (see Intake Section for additional details).
Our Early Intervention department is comprised of four units who serve children ages 0 to 3. These units work with coordinating crucial Early Start services for the young children in our system.
Family and Transition Services
Rosa Chavez, Associate Director, provides oversight for departments whose focus is Family and Transition Services. Our Family Services department is comprised of four units who serve children ages 3 to 13, who live with their families. These units get involved in school issues, coordinating parent training and support, and in the coordination of generic resources.
Our Transition Services department is comprised of three units who serve clients ages 13 to 23, who live with their families. These units also get involved in school issues, with special focus on preparing clients for transition to adult programs. These units also coordinate parent training and support, as well as generic resources.
Adult and Residential Services
Tricia Vannnucci, Associate Director, provides oversight for departments whose focus is on Adult and Residential Services. Our Adult Services department is comprised of five units and they serve clients 23 years old and above who either live with their families, or live independently. One of these units specializes in serving clients who have children. These units coordinate services directly for adult clients, but also provide parent training and support, as well as coordination of generic resources.
Our Residential Services department is comprised of four units who serve clients ages 3 and above who live in who live in facilities that are licensed as either non-medical or medically -focused. These units also serve children in foster care homes and adults in Family Home Agencies (an adult version of foster care). Service Coordinators in this department are responsible for monitoring the services provided by the various living arrangements.