Letter from our Executive Director on the New Building Project
Sep 15, 2021Read More
Look At Our Building Project
Nov 12, 2020
Arial View Of CampusRead More
ARM Gets Moving!
Sep 17, 2018
How do you get moving? The residents of Las Trampas' two houses love walks. The homes locations in safe residential neighborhoods and their easy access to local trails like the Iron Horse Trail and the Canal Trail mean that residents are able to indulge in beautiful walks several times a week. This month, all the ...Read More
Exploring Worlds with Las Trampas
Aug 30, 2018
The day program is always looking for new worlds to explore. We regularly use local libraries to seek out new sites and organizations we can partner with to help our program participants become more and more engaged in and with their community. Our memberships at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space and Science Center, ...Read More
SLS Chilling with the Fish in Monterey
Aug 22, 2018
Rebecca watched the big shark swim past the thick glass of the tank. Whoa! he said, laughing. Each time the shark circled by, Rebecca reacted with the same joyful Whoa! Rebecca visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the first time on a recent trip organized by the Supported Living team for program participants. The visit ...Read More
July Employee of the Month–LaToya Hudson
Jul 25, 2018
July's Employee of the Month is Day Program superstar LaToya Hudson. Watching LaToya interact with Day Program participants, her focus is very clear: independence and decision-making. As one of the job coaches for the work groups, she sets high expectations for participants and helps them learn to do tasks well on their own. She also ...Read More
Las Trampas Cooks: Ingredients for Success!
Jul 25, 2018
What could be better than sharing a home-cooked meal, chosen and prepared with care by a friend or colleague? Each month, the 10 students participating in the Day Program Las Trampas Cooks program choose a meal each month based on a theme, and work with staff throughout the month make that meal a reality for ...Read More
Jul 18, 2018
Do you remember moving out of your parent's home for the first time? So many mixed emotions-- a little apprehensive and scared, but excited and overwhelmed with joy when all your belongings were in place. When she moved out of her parents' house at the age of 33, Ariel felt the same way. In July ...Read More
From the Executive Director–A Year in Advocacy
Jul 17, 2018
My name is Daniel Hogue, Executive Director of Las Trampas. I have worked in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) service industry since 1993, starting as a direct care worker. Now, in my role as a leader, I am constantly asked about the state and future of our field. Now, more than ever, this is ...Read More
Take Action Now!
Feb 12, 2018
Urgent Action Item: Contact the Chairs of the California State Senate and Assembly Budget Committees today and tell them you support Assemblymember Chris Holden's proposal to add $25 million to the DDS budget to assist service providers in high cost regions to meet the escalating costs for labor and other essential operations. Background: Since the ...Read More
Dec 21, 2017
"Shopping!" is one of Terri's favorite words and one of her favorite pastimes. Since coming to Sheila House last February, she gets to do a lot more of it! For 25 years, Terri lived at Sonoma Developmental Center. She had tried community-based residential programs in the past, but the impacts of Terri's disabilities meant that ...Read More
2017 Walk n' Roll brings the Las Trampas Community Together for Fun!
Sep 27, 2017
The air was crisp and clear as Las Trampas friends and family, both old and new, gathered at the campus the morning of September 23 for the 8th Annual Walk n' Roll. Shouted greetings and show tunes echoed through the trees as walkers and rollers finished their lap on the trail and enjoyed face painting, ...Read More
Change is in the Air for the Las Trampas Board
Sep 1, 2017
Big changes are in the works for the Las Trampas Board of Directors. In June Las Trampas said goodbye to five directors, but are pleased to welcome three new additions to the Board. Mary Gomes joined the Las Trampas Board of Directors in January of 1982 as a Las Trampas parent. In January 2017, 35 ...Read More
Las Trampas Welcomes New Board President!
Jan 24, 2017
Our new Board President Charles Henry is not your everyday, ordinary guy. A graduate of the University of Southern California and University of California Hastings Law School, Chuck served for 32 years in the Public Defender's Office of San Joaquin County as a Senior Trial Attorney and Chief Deputy Attorney. But don't be fooled by ...Read More
Nov 29, 2016
Meet Johnathan! Johnathan is a total care client who has used a wheelchair for his entire life. He is nonverbal, has poor vision, and needs assistance to change clothes and a tube to be fed. It has always been assumed that he is unable to comprehend or communicate. That is, until Speech Language Therapist Pam ...Read More