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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Group Homes, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: To protect, foster, develop and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.

Programs: Group homes and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

hikeitup

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Valley Village is a wonderful organization providing housing and much needed care for others. As a volunteer and leader of an organization I have built a strong relationship with not only the hosts but with the clients. There are many ways of volunteering and helping out. From ice cream socials to large dance parties, the choice is yours and the options are there!
The great part is, there is always someone who can help out with any questions.
This organization deserves lots more acknowledgement in our communities for all the services they provide.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Valley Village is such a wonderful place to work. I feel like everyone here is like a second family to me. I appreciate that every staff has the same goal in mind... do what ever is best for the clients and the organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Parent, Volunteer and Board Member. Founded in 1971 this organization has accomplished the "dream" that parents could only imagine some 44 years ago. With Day Programs, After school care, Residential homes for special needs adults and so much more fill the daily lives of over 400 developmentally challenged adults at Valley Village. Valley Village gives each client "a place to grow" to be the best they can be. What is most satisfying is to see how many community members are joining this organization whose only desire is to be part of this wonderful
family of people who care.....

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter is a new client of a Valley Village home. The staff and the administrators have made the transition so easy for both her and for is as a family. She is so happy in her new home and is receiving such great care in a environment where we know she will grow and gain more independence.

Matthew52

Board Member

Rating: 5


I happily serve on the Operation Board and the Foundation Board. I am also the chair of the Fund Development Committee.
Valley Village is focused on serving the needs of developmentally challenged adults in the San Fernando Valley, delivered by an awesome team of caring and compassionate staff. I have worked for many nonprofits, but Valley Village is by far the most rewarding. Along with my family of 5, I have participated in many volunteer events, which are memories of giving we will never forget.

Danone S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an advisor to the Human Resources department and handling Benefit enrollments with employees our staff have an inside view of this remarkable organization. The kindness begins at the top with the Executive Director who cares so much about their clients and their staff supporting a culture of providing the utmost care for the individual they serve. As a member for their Fund Development board I get to see first hand how they manage the relationships with their sponsors, their donors, their community. I have nominated Debra Donavan, Executive Director and Phil Motherspaw, Controller for multiple awards with the San Fernando Valley Business Journal not for any other reason than I see them both as some of the hardest working and committed individuals I have had the privilege to work with. They are both servant leaders with humble hearts and their organization has sweet clients who have made some of the most beautiful art I have enjoyed buying and hanging in my office or used at home. The entire organization inspires the best from everyone. Danone Simpson, CEO Montage Insurance Solutions

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for Valley Village for a number of years and it always great to see familiar, smiling faces. Everyone, from the drivers to the care takers to the people of Valley Village, seem to delight in the outings and in the experience as a whole. It's a phenomenal organization and I encourage anyone to come out to the events and give a helping hand. It's a lot of fun!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our adult son who has autism has been living in a Valley Village home for nine years. It is a dream come true for us, and all parents of disabled children, that our children live in a loving home that provides support, community, and a second family. We have peace of mind knowing that our son is happy and well taken care of in his group home. In an ideal world, all developmentally disabled adults would have access to a nonprofit such as Valley Village. We feel extremely blessed to have our son at Valley Village and want to ensure that he and other disabled adults can continue to thrive there.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member of Valley Village, I feel the organization is laser focused on serving the needs of the developmentally challenged adults in the San Fernando Valley, delivered by an awesome team of caring, compassionate staff.

Chely C.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've had the opportunity to volunteer for Valley Village during a couple of community events and as a Development Office Inter. This is an incredible organization that provides extraordinary resources to its clients. There are many ways to become involved and they are always grateful for the help.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Both as a member of Valley Village's Board and as a supporter of the organization for years, I am constantly impressed and proud of the organization's ability to continually provide high quality services in a professional and compassionate way. This was the mission and commitment undertaken 40 years ago by the founding parents who established Valley Village to provide services to their disabled children who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to thrive in the community. As the parent of a disabled child, I know the value of the support and peace of mind Valley Village, its programs and its staff bring to its clients and their families.

Review from Guidestar

Allen F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at events for Valley Village for several years and I like what Valley Village does. Their mission to care for people with developmental disabilities who are vulnerable is special. Valley Village has a good management team. I know that the majority of the funds raised go directly to caring for their clients.

Review from Guidestar