Due to the closure of state-operated institutions throughout California, Las Trampas worked with the Regional Center of the East Bay and key stakeholders to develop Specialized Adult Residential Facilities to welcome those from the developmental institutions into our community. For some of the individuals living in these homes, this is their first opportunity to live in a typical home environment outside the walls of an institutional setting. For others, it has been decades since they last lived in the community.
Currently, Las Trampas operates two homes in Contra Costa County that are licensed through the California Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division: Maureen House and Sheila House. With increased staffing ratios and access to expert consultants (registered nurses, registered dieticians, Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, psychiatrist), both homes are designed to serve people with significant behavioral support needs.
The Residential Department is in the process of creating more Person-Centered programming, which reflect new federal requirements and best practices in the industry. Person-Centered programming moves away from the traditional service-based system of support, and focuses more on providing people with more dignity and choice by planning around their hopes and dreams. Through these practices, we hope to improve the quality of services we provide, ultimately resulting in better lives for the residents of our homes.
These homes have been modified to be compliant with ADA standards to ensure we can support people that use a wheelchair or other devices that aid mobility. Such modifications include roll-in showers and accessible restrooms, interior and exterior ramps and handrails, easy-access emergency exits, an accessible kitchen, and accessible common areas.
Maureen House is in the process of being remodeled. The living room furniture has deteriorated or been damaged over time, so it is being replaced with new and improved behavioral health furniture. Behavioral health furniture is designed to assist in the care and unique needs of participants with behavioral health needs, combining durability and safety with comfort and esthetic. These modifications will enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and give them the quality of life that they deserve in their homes.
Las Trampas- Maureen House LIC#079200327
As our residents reach senior age, we are required by law to send them to a Residential Center for Elderly (RCFE) facility. In September 2023, we relicensed Sheila House to a facility for elder care, so that our residents can continue to live in the home they love!
Las Trampas- Sheila House LIC#079201271