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At Home of Guiding Hands, we encourage individuals to dream and pursue fulfillment. We accomplish this by offering many living choices so that people can direct their own lives by choosing the housing arrangement or services that best suits the individualís needs and wishes. We believe that all individuals deserve access to services that enable them to achieve optimal success in life. Our services are person-directed; respect and dignity guide our programming.

At HGH we provide exceptional services to over 1,900 people with developmental disabilities such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities throughout our programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties. For more than 47 years, we have used best practices in our service provision to persons with developmental disabilities thereby maximizing their independence, productivity, and quality of life.

Our Mission

At Home of Guiding Hands our mission is to improve the lives of those we serve.

Programs & Support Services

Residential: Throughout our 31 homes, we provide services to children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Individuals live in comfortable, friendly homes with varying levels of training, 24-hour care, and supervision.

The Community Living Program: We support and encourage the greatest level of independence for individuals living in their own homes or apartments. One-on-one coaching is provided by a trained counselor in order to maximize their self-sufficiency.

The Adult Family Home Agency: The AFHA program is ideal for individuals transitioning from their existing setting who now choose to live with a family. The individual is integrated into family life and experiences the everyday joys of a home.

Early Childhood Development: A dual purpose program which provides therapeutic and educational early intervention to young children ages birth to three years who are at risk of delay or have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. .

Respite: We provide in-home support to enable a family and/or caregiver to feel comfortable taking a break from the intensive supervision and care of their family member.

Transportation: We offer specialized transportation services for individuals with developmental disabilities many of whom experience significant physical and/or medical challenges. .

Additional services include Counseling and Family Support, Integrated Therapies and Life Planning.

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HGH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation.

Tax ID#: 95-6058273

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