What We Do:
Cedars started caring for individuals in 1919 - since then we've continued to thrive - Cedars just celebrated their 100 Year Anniversary. As one of California's original programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Cedars has consistently been a leader in the field, pioneering the creation of services and programs that honor and respect each individual. Cedars is known for its life affirming and caring environment in which personal accomplishments are celebrated and individual skills are recognized. Participants have a variety of opportunities to earn income and to explore their unique talents and interests. Participants in Community Connections build on their strengths and create a sense of meaning and accomplishment through participation in a variety of volunteer opportunities across Marin County. This program has been recognized and honored for its volunteer commitment and service to the local community. Artists in the Cedars Fine Art Studios program explore their creativity in fine art, expressive arts, music and jewelry making. Participants here are working artists. They create gallery-ready portfolios for exhibitions and juried shows throughout California. Situated on a 22 acre ranch in San Rafael, CA, Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative is home to our textile arts program, animal care, garden and art programs. Music and senior programs are also here in a beautiful natural environment. New and exciting changes are happening all the time. Programs like Arts Interwoven gave our master weavers at Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative the opportunity to teach their craft to older adults in West Marin thanks to a grant from the Marin Community Foundation. Cedars sponsored the creation of the Hands and Earth Co-op which provides an opportunity for business ownership for participants. Cedars is building a deep base of knowledge in the area of dementia and disability through partnerships and training. Cedars is committed to continual development of these types of programs and services to ensure we meet the needs of the people we serve.
Who We Are:
At Cedars, we believe that everyone is able to live creative, productive, healthy and joyous lives. That enthusiasm shines through in our holistic approach to providing individualized support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they want. With a focus on personalized services and support of individual choices, Cedars warm and vibrant environment fosters personal development to allow everyone to reach their potential and thrive in their community. Life at Cedars means being a part of a warm and inclusive environment that provides an active, community-based continuum of care that sets us apart from other programs.