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Karen Faria
Executive Director

15000 Arnold Drive
Eldridge, CA 95431
Public: (707) 938-6000
Fax: (707) 938-3605
TTY: (707) 938-6548

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Sonoma Developmental Center

Sonoma Developmental Center

Sonoma Developmental Center (Sonoma), located in Northern California, is one of several developmental centers operated by the California Department of Developmental Services.

Sonoma's primary customers are the people who reside at the center, their families, advocates, employees, and other developmental services providers. Approximately one thousand acres of land, lakes, and various structures encompass the Sonoma campus, including a residential campground, store/cafeteria, post office, petting farm, sports fields, swimming pool, plant nursery, and picnic areas.

Sonoma is committed to a culture of respect, high-quality services, active treatment, teamwork, continuous improvement, and positive outcomes. (Vision/Values Statements)

Sonoma has proven to be a leader in meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities by providing an extensive array of services that promote ongoing health, learning, self-advocacy, and increased independence. Innovative social, recreational, educational, vocational, and other programs are continuously offered. This is accomplished through the knowledge, innovation, creativity, and enthusiasm of our highly experienced staff. (Client Activity Pictures)

In 2008, Sonoma Developmental Center proudly celebrated the grand opening of its Advocacy, Rights, and Opportunities (A.R.O.) program. The program created a partnership that provides advocacy and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Future expansion of the A.R.O. program is on the horizon. (SDC News)

The public is invited to attend a variety of events, and participate in scheduled tours.

For public information and to schedule tours, please contact the Assistant to the Executive Director at (707) 938-6643.

Last Updated: 5/15/2013