Mission: To help children and adults with disabilities and special needs achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives. Via's Living Healthy corporate framework embraces physical growth and development, emotional well-being, social engagement and meaningful participation. For the community we serve, Via's programs provide clients and their families with the building blocks of empowerment, independence and choice. For the community we live in, Via catalyzes transformation, increases capacity and promotes interdependence through the creation of services and supports. Programs include the First Step Early Intervention Program, KidConnections and Via West Campus, through which over 2300 children and adults and their families are served annually. Via's clients reflect the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of the Bay Area
Geographic areas served: Santa Clara County and Greater Bay Area primarily
Programs: First Step Early Intervention and Via West Campus
I have a mentally retarded daughter with ADHD. Although Allison is 19, she is intellectually less than 5 yrs. old. Allison has attended Via's Camp Costanoan during both summer and weekend respite sessions for several years. The staff is very good at matching Allison with other girls at a similar level, improving her social skills in groups, and fostering a sense of independence with new surroundings. After Allison became a client of Via's, I began looking further into the organization and joined the board in 2003.