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.
Recognizing its focus on vocational training through paid work services, AR&C-Long Beach/Hillside Enterprises promotes excellence by ensuring that its services are based on individual needs identified by each program participant’s (consumer’s) interdisciplinary team in its annual development of the Individual Family Service Plan or Individual Program Plan. Operating through a person-centered planning process, the team’s goal is to assure that the efficacy of these services will empower persons served to achieve their optimal level of productivity on their path to independence.
AR&C-Long Beach, Inc./Hillside Enterprises believes in self-determination for persons with developmental disabilities. Most individuals, even those with severe disabilities, can make choices about where and how they wish to spend their time with our organization. These choices become more authentic as “informed choices” when a consumer has been given a number of opportunities to experience a range of activities. We are committed to providing these opportunities for each consumer attending this program. We are also committed to promoting self-advocacy as the best form of advocacy for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. An important way to achieve this is through listening to and getting to know each consumer and appreciating his or her uniqueness.
In light of our Code of Ethics, the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are committed to holding ourselves in high regard as professionals and stakeholders in our service delivery system by upholding the highest standards of integrity, honesty, confidentiality and fairness.