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Californians with disabilities

Each month DRC is contacted by nearly 2000 Californians who need disability services. As we face the threat of cutbacks in some of our grants, your donations are needed more than ever to support our advocacy, training, litigation and publications. As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, we rely on your tax-deductible contributions to respond to as many people as possible who need our interventions and information.

Read about just a few Californians we helped last year: Lilia Valentin (below), who became an effective self-advocate; Pablo Carranza who can remain in his family home; Heidi Smyers who lives independently without a conservator; and David Ramirez, who has a secure job.

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or you can also send a check payable to Disability Rights California to:

Disability Rights California
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Sacramento, CA 95811


If you have questions about how to donate or need additional assistance please call 1-800-776-5746

Lilia ValentinLilia Valentin learns to advocate for herself and others


Lilia began to experience mental health challenges and unfortunately was placed against her will in a locked facility. When she returned to the community, she attended DRC peer self-advocacy meetings at a Los Angeles mental health clinic. Lilia learned how to advocate for herself and others, including the board of the mental health clinic which now provides more translation services for Spanish speaking clients.

Click here to read how Pablo, Heidi and David changed their lives