Hillside Enterprises - AR&C Long Beach is a private, nonprofit organization in Long Beach, California, that has been providing services for adults with intellectual disabilities since 1951. At least 400 adults and their families receive daily support services such as training in the activities of daily living, vocational training, employment development, and job retention. By emphasizing each person’s abilities, Hillside Enterprises - AR&C Long Beach promotes competence and self-sufficiency, while also respecting each person's right to choose from a full array of service options designed to meet their individual needs.
A Bit about Our Company
In 1968, AR&C Long Beach established Hillside Enterprises to provide pre-vocational and vocational services for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The organization is supported through fees for service from California’s Department of Developmental Services (Regional Centers) and the Department of Rehabilitation, friends, service organizations, grants, and the community at large.
It also generates income from commercial contracts in the Work Activity Center and the Special Needs Program, utilizing its cost effective work force of at least 200 adults. The organization also owns and operates two Value Village thrift stores, one in Bellflower and the other in Fullerton with 100% of the profits used to enhance our services and facilities on a four-acre lot leased by the City of Long Beach.
Volunteers Are Needed
Volunteers are an important part of the program services offered by Hillside Enterprises - AR&C Long Beach. Parents, professionals, students, and friends are encouraged to volunteer in any of the programs, special functions and other extra-curricular activities.
Hillside Enterprises - AR&C Long Beach is committed to increasing choice, dignity, and competence for persons with intellectual disabilities in terms of where they live, learn, work, and play.