Valley Mountain Regional Center

Valley Mountain Regional Center History

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1. Board organized and policies established.
2. First Board of Directors (list attached)
3. Office locations selected
4. Staff hired and/ or transferred from Alta Regional Center
5. Total caseload: 944

6. VMRC became the first regional center in the state to be accredited by the Joint commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
7. Stockton office relocated to expanded space

8. VMRC absorbed the staff and services of the Community Care Services Branch of the California Department of Social Services
9. Bargaining unit organized and first union contract negotiated
10. CLASP invited to appoint an ex-officio member to the VMRC Board of Directors

11. Implemented statewide computerized and client data system
12. Joint VMRC/Area VI Board Planning Committee formed
13. Vulnerable client settlement agreement negotiated with the Department of Social Services enabling VMRC to serve medically fragile consumers in community care facilities.

14. Stockton office moved to new quarters on Murray Drive
15. Total caseload: 2822

Expanded Stockton office

• Relocated branch office in San Andreas
• Initiated clinic for sight-impaired babies
• VMRC established as provider of continuing education credits for the Board of Registered Nursing

• Relocated branch office in Modesto
• First consumer elected to the VMRC Board of Directors
• Psycho-sexual and interdisciplinary psychiatric clinics established

• Key intake documents translated into other languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian
• Quality circles instituted
• Comprehensive Residential Policy Manual issued
• Employee Assistance program established through St. Joseph’s Medical Center
• Electronic mail initiated internally
• Parent Handbook completed

• Long Range Planning Committee formed
• Area VI Self Advocacy Council selected to be consumer advisory committee to the Board of Directors

• Implemented California Early Start Program for 0-3 year olds
• Coffelt Settlement Agreement implemented
• Total Caseload: 5668, a 500% increase

• Occupied new building at 7109 Danny Drive
• VMRC initiated Self-Directed Work Teams

• VMRC adopts Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program

Richard Jacobs retires as the 2nd Executive Director of VMRC and Paul Billodeau becomes the agency’s 3rd Executive Director.

The California Lanterman Act adds the Employment First Policy and the Self-Determination Program.

Tony Anderson becomes the 4th Executive Director of VMRC.
VMRC holds it’s first annual Cultural Fair celebrating the diverse community it serves and showcases it’s providers and resources in it’s region.

The first consumer fully participating in their Self-Determination program (legislation passed in 2013 creating Self-Determination in the Lanterman Act).

Global Pandemic of COVID-19 forces all regional center to work remotely…