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Manteca CAPS Corporation (AKA Valley CAPS)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Our Mission Statement: To be a leading Day Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, by providing consumer-centered services, empowering them to achieve their full potential and beyond, maximizing their quality of life according to their choices. History - Manteca CAPS was founded in 1976 as a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation to serve people with severe developmental, physical and sensory disabilities in a community day program. It was started with a small grant from the local Kiwanis Service Club and opened its doors for business inside a local firehouse. The corporation is governed by an eleven-member volunteer Board of Directors and employs 130 professional staff for 350 adults, who reside in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

Programs: The behavior management programs serve 300 consumenrs in three locations - manteca, modesto, and stockton, ca. Consumers are offered instruction on a 1:3 ratio, or one instructor for every three consumers. The accomplishments of this program include teaching community based independent life skills, behavioral support, and job skills training.

the day treatment program serves 75 consumers with a 1:8 instructor to consumer ratio. Accomplishments include promoting independent living and personal growth and encouraging mobility and community activities.

the senior program is specially for consumers over 50 years old and wanting to enjoy leisure life. The program serves 18 seniors on a 1:6 ratio. The current 18 seniors accomplish integration in the senior lifestyle at the local senior center while being provided the extra support necessary to utilize the resources and activities in the community.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Dominique Walker, I have had the pleasure of working with Valley CAPS for over 8 years. Throughout this wonderful journey I have watched a multitude of consumers progress in their independence and I have seen a decrease in negative behaviors. The consumers we service are happy to come to Day Program each day, learning new things, building lasting friendships and gaining daily assistance from well trained trusted staff members. It is truly a reward to know the work you do each day makes such an impact on the consumers as well as the individuals working with them on a day to day basis . We have continued to come up with creative and innovative ideas to keep our consumers engaged, entertained and encouraged and we will strive to accommodate their needs to the best of our capabilities. It is our mission to be a Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities by maximizing their quality of life according to their choices. It is an honor to be apart of their growth.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

When I applied at Valley caps the world was painted with great leadership. I have learned if you raise the blinds it's amazing what you see. Micro managing is not the way to run a business. The program director has too much on her plate. Each time she appears, she causes a hostile work environment. She critizes certain assistant directors and kisses but to others. She degrades certain staff. Someone should tell her its not what you say its how you say it. Some should have Paul talk to her the way she talks to the Stockton staff its appauling. Don't worry the board will hear about this from licensing.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I am so glad finally a place to speak with out repercussion. I am currently a staff member at Valley CAPS and the abuse and mistreatment we take from the Executive of Valley CAPS is horrible and unbearable. We are all in fear of speaking out in fear of losing our jobs. We are made to speak great of this program. The man has a temper. Emmanuel was no angle yet is a god sent compared the Paul the new man in charge. PEOPLE PLEASE LOOK AND HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

The place has improved so much due to the leadership and getting rid of the french guy.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have worked in special education for the past 17 years. I consider myself an advocate. Many of the students I work with will attend an adult day program after they exit their public education plan at age 22. It is important that everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of the disability and/or behaviors. Valley CAPS is a program that I highly recommend. One cannot be taught to be compassionate, respectful, and caring. You either are or aren't. It has to be a part of who we are. The staff at Valley CAPS has this inborn trait of caring for our developmentally disabled population. When I've visited CAPS, consumers are given choices of what to do on any given day. They have access to go out into the community to work or to play. And, they are treated with respect and dignity. I've had opportunity to view Valley CAPS personnel and consumers at the annual CHOICES Conference, community outings, and working at various training sites for the past several years. Consumers enjoy the staff, environment, and variety of activities offered to them. I would highly recommend Valley CAPS if you are looking for a caring, warm program for your loved one.

Carolyn O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in the field for 30 years. I have worked at a few other day programs and am now at Valley Caps. I feel that the program plan offered at Valley Caps is superior to any other progrm that I have experienced. The attitude of the consumers and staff are very positive.

Bryan T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Is good here at valley caps. we work. be in cass on time. And on fridays we do sopping, play games, wolching movies, ect.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Iam a consumer at Valley Caps. I have attended lots of other programs and I was not happy. I am very happy at Valley caps. We do alot of fun things. We work and help others. I love it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As someone who works with students and young adults with disabilities it is great to see a program like Valley Caps that our students can transition into. I have visited a few of their facilities several times and have seen their consumers and staff at numerous events and I am always impressed by the positive interaction that they all have with each other as well as the variety of activities and programs for which they are able to participate in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Steven Herrera I go to the Valley Caps Program I enjoy coming here I like going to the Volunteer sites like the Food Bank and the Dinning Hall and to clean Caswell and the parks. They give me a chance to working at C.V.S and I help out cleaning our progarm.This is a great program that I love to go to.The staff help and care for us here at Valley Caps.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i like to volunteer at all the sites that we go to and do all kinds of things here that we do and have all kinds of stuff like the partys we have some of the time and i like the people and all of my friends that i have at valley caps.manteca caps is the best school ever and they rock you will have the most best fun ever when you come to this school.and the staff here at valley caps they rock and everyone else here that attends this school rocks my friends rock too and that but you will have so much fun at valley caps. valley caps rocks and is the best awesomes school ever! and i also like when we have kick back days on fridays where we get to do what ever we want

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Manteca Caps is a highly respected agency. I have visited their various sites on many occasions and am amazed at the work they do. Their consumers look so happy to be there and everyone shows respect to each other.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have lived in the community served by Valley CAPS over 30 years. During my life here I have observed, the interaction of CAPS staff with their clients in public settings. The care and understanding exhibited by the staff in attending to the needs and supervision of the clients is an example for all of us to emulate in respecting people around us. Valley CAPS enriches the lives of the clients and the citizens of our community as well. I am proud to be a part of a community that cares enough to support this organization that provides such needed training, care and love for those of us that live with learning and physical disabilities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been aware of this organization for many years and have watched the impact it has had on people in the community. One visit to one of their sites and you begin to get a glimpse of the importance and positive influence it has on the people they serve. The interaction between the staff and their "clients' is heart warming and very professional. The simple smiles and laughter coming from the groups confirms the positive influence Manteca Caps is acomplishing. Showing a disabled individual new skills and how they are and can become a valuable, contributing member of the community is definitely being accomplished through Manteca Caps.