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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Rehabilitative Care

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a general pediatrician and a board member ofthis excellent organization. Via is able to provide targeted services to children and adults that are needed and effective. This is a remarkable feat for an independent organization. Via Services is fiscally responsible, yet manages to provide a wide range of services and programs. I am proud to be working with Via Services.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I joined the VIA board in 2007 after serving for six years on an ad hoc committee which dealt with the agency's name change and other strategic issues. Prior to becoming invovled with Via's marketing, communications and other matters regarding its outreach to the community and donors, I was introduced to the agency as a parent when my youngest daughter needed help with a mild dyslexic learning condition. I am pleased to report that Via has more than satisfied my expectations. Via's role as a valued and long-term community resource has proven to be a legacy that now stretches more than sixty years in Santa Clara county. Today Via is on the cutting edge, providing innovative ways to mitigate growing numbers of costly and debilitating conditions, most notabily children's autism. Via's facilities and grounds are unmatched. Via's prudent management and financial condition are to be admired by community-based organizations everywhere, particularly during difficult economic times. My personal experience with Via's approach, via my daughter's dyslexia, was excellent. The Via diagnosis was prompt, the schedule of in-office treatment was focused, visits were efficient and the long-term result was a successful resolution of a learning disorder and my daughter's matriculation through high school (Archbishop Mitty '97) and college (Loyola Marymount University '01). I am proud to be part of the Via team and to be a financial contibutor to its spectrum of services offerred to persons living in Santa Clara county and beyond.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I am currently Board Chair and have served on Via's Board in various postions since 2000. I was drawn to the organization by its reputation for serving children and adults with special needs. Via is constantly striving to keep its programs in line with the current needs of its clients.