Regional Resource Development Projects

The Regional Resource Development Project (RRDP) was initially piloted in 1987 and authorized by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act in September 2002. At the time, each of the seven developmental centers (DCs) had an RRDP assigned to assist in activities related to admissions, transition planning, deflection and resource development.

The RRDPs are designed to:

  • Assist consumers and their interdisciplinary planning teams with planning and transition from DCs to community living alternatives and provide post placement follow up.
  • Assess consumers experiencing difficulty in their community environment and identify possible supports to preserve their community living arrangements.
  • Arrange for and conduct an assessment of individuals in need of acute crisis services following an initial review and notification by the regional center.
  • Assist in the transition to, or preservation of, community living arrangements by providing focused training on specific needs to consumers, families, service providers and regional center staff.
  • Communicate with the regional centers regarding the development of the annual Community Placement Plan.

In the late 1990’s, Stockton and Camarillo DCs were closed, leaving the Delta and Westlake RRDPs to continue to serve consumers in those geographic areas. In 2008 the Delta and Westlake Regional Projects were closed.

In 2011, when Agnews DC was closed and the land was transferred to the Department of General Services, the Regional Project of the Bay Area (RPBA) was relocated before closing in 2014.

On June 30, 2015, the Lanterman Regional Project was relocated to Fairview DC. The remaining RRDPs at Sonoma DC, Porterville DC and the South Coast RRDP that serves Fairview DC and Canyon Springs continue to serve consumers throughout California.

For further information contact your local regional center or the RRDP that serves your area.

RRDP Director Developmental Centers/State-Operated Community Facilities Served
Porterville Regional Project P.O. Box 2000 26501 Avenue 140 Porterville, CA 93258-2000 Phone: 559-782-2120 Fax: 559-781-9529 Sherrie Molina Porterville Developmental Center
Sonoma Regional Project 15000 Arnold Drive P.O. Box 1493 Eldridge, CA 95431 Phone: 707-938-6518 Fax: 707-938-6632 Kim Garcia Sonoma Developmental Center
South Coast Regional Project 2501 Harbor Blvd., Building 20 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-957-5046 Fax: 714-668-7603 Samantha Steele Fairview Developmental Center and former Lanterman Developmental Center Consumers
Regional Projects Branch 1215 O Street (MS 6-10) Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-654-2244 Fax: 916-654-3666 Dawn Percy, Deputy Director  Headquarters



Last modified: July 1, 2021