Since 1966, our nonprofit organization has been recognized as a reliable and respected community-focused organization. Over the past 50 years, we have empowered and enriched the lives of over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.
We have partnered with hundreds of businesses, providing countless employment opportunities and a multitude of job solutions for people with disabilities.
Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve their full potential.
OPARC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1950 at a time when education, services, and employment were not available for people with disabilities. In 1969, California adopted the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act that established for the first time the responsibility of all citizens to provide resources to help people with disabilities lead more independent, productive, and socially integrated lives.
The legislation created is implemented by Regional Centers, including the Inland and San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Centers. OPARC is one of the largest vendors under contract with both of these Regional Centers to provide day program services to qualifying adults. However, community support is necessary in order to provide the highest quality programming that improves the lives of our participants.