2024 Winter Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We hope you and your loved ones had a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. The past few months at Las Trampas have been a whirlwind of activity, as we’ve been working hard to ensure our participants with disabilities have holiday seasons full of cheer!


Thank you to all of our participants, families, and staff who made it out to our Participant Appreciation Day on October 18th! At this fun event, participants were presented with their superlative awards, decorated pumpkins, played games, and ate a pizza lunch together. We had so much fun celebrating our participants and the community that we have built where all individuals have the right to lead meaningful, self-determined lives.


John, a participant in our Supported Living Services (SLS) and Adult Day Program (ADP), attended the Soul Train concert on September 8th with his staff member, Jaime. John had watched Soul Train as a child and throughout the years, and if you know him, he is always talking about it! Paris, his facilitator, knows how much John loves Soul Train, so she purchased tickets for him and Jaime to go when they were in town. John was so excited when he found out that he was going to the concert, and he had such a spectacular time!


Thanks to our generous donors, Maureen House received new renovations this winter! The home now has a new fridge, dishwasher, craft table, and art supplies. They look forward to purchasing a new microwave in the coming months. These renovations increase the functionality of the home and the sense of comfort and safety for our participants.


Participants in our Independent Living Services (ILS) and Supported Living Services (SLS) programs were very happy to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together! They enjoyed gathering at Anne and Cindy’s home to celebrate the holidays and share a meal.


We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Spirit of Las Trampas recipients: Bob Damaschino and Terry Murray! Bob and Terry were extraordinarily dedicated and generous with their time and talent while on our Board of Directors. Since retiring from our Board last July, both have stayed on as exemplary committee members. Thank you, Bob and Terry, for being driving forces in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. 


The California Department of Aging (CDA) awarded us with a 2023 Bridge Grant for COVID-19 Mitigation and Resilience! The CDA administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and long-term care residents throughout the state to promote wellness, longevity, and quality of life in strong healthy communities. With these funds, we are excited to hire a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to help support the needs of our participants and staff!

Thank you for being a part of the Las Trampas community! Your support means the world to us.

Daniel Hogue

Executive Director

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