Our mission: Create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives.
Founded in 1967, Clausen House is a charitable 501(c)(3) institution that provides housing, wellness programs and advocacy for developmentally disabled adults in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay area. Our clients are adults challenged by autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other intellectually disabling conditions.
We celebrate 46 years of direct support to over 200 adults with developmental disabilities, and indirect support to approximately 625 family members in Oakland and Alameda County. We deliver a life-enhancing array of services that enables our clients to live, work, socialize and thrive to their fullest potential. Our dedicated staff of over 60 members delivers services that include housing, independent and supported living, supported employment, adult education, and social recreation.
Clausen House clients benefit from the warm and supportive environment in our four residential buildings in the Lake Merritt neighborhood of Oakland, California, and the Clarence J. Woodard Community Center where they build life skills through art, nutrition, health, money management and information technology classes.
Our team has won awards from the Developmental Disability Council of Alameda County in 2013; we fight to increase awareness about developmental disabilities and to eliminate stigma.
Our federal tax I.D. number is 94-1639361.