Our Mission: Cedars offers a high quality of life to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to foster independence, defend dignity, and realize each person’s full potential.
Cedars has been supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1919.
Our success stems from how we work together with the people we serve - - as individuals deserving of respect, personal choice, and the chance to develop interests, skills, and independence.
There’s a feeling of family among the approximately 100 people served at Cedars community based residences, including Generoso Pope, Jr. campus in Ross and our ten group homes in Novato and San Rafael. Our unique and innovative day programs serve over 190 individuals each weekday. Off-hours are spent enjoying music, art, sports, nature and, above all, friendship.
Cedars is known for its life affirming, loving environment in which personal accomplishments are celebrated, individual skills are recognized and participants are able to live creative, productive and joyous lives.
"...individuals here are people with capabilities, not disabilities"
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Cedars at a Glance
Cedars was the first residential school facility in the western United States for people with developmental disabilities
Cedars was the first non-profit in California to pioneer a network of community group homes for adults with intellectual and developmental
Cedars is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in Marin County
Over 195 participants are involved in our award winning day programs across four locations and within the community
Cedars offers housing to over 100 residents on our Generoso Pope, Jr campus and in 10 group homes throughout Marin County
Most residents who live on the Generoso Pope, Jr. campus and in our group homes have single rooms