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Clausen House, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews 1,538

Nonprofit Issues:

Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services


88 Vernon St. Oakland CA 94610 USA


We create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives. We provide Residential Services, Independent and Supported Living, Supported Employment, Adult Education and Recreational Programs. We celebrate the diversity of the Bay area and work towards reflecting this diversity throughout our organization.


Residential - Three group homes in Oakland housing 36 men and women with a meal program and medical assistance. Adult Education - To develop academic and social skills, a wide range of subjects are taught from basic money management, to basic computer skills, art, yoga, Spanish, photography and cooking. Supported Employment - Assists clients in developing appropriate work habits, and supports employers to insure success. Independent and Supported Living - Helping adults to live on their own while still giving them the support they need. Typical kinds of support include food shopping, medical assistance, household management and bill paying. Social Recreation - Any kind of recreation, theatre, dance, symphony performances, sporting events, and vacation destinations in which clients interact with other adults in the world, to develop cultural awareness and greater social skills.

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Reviews for Clausen House, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Awesome, inspiring organization with amazing people and programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people with development disabilities who participate in their programs. They're all inspirations!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create more awareness about what excellent services they provide in the community.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Not impressed. Surprised it has lasted this long.

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Gross mismanagement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close it.

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