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San Andreas Regional Center

General Agency Information
Name: San Andreas Regional Center
Alternate Name(s): SARC
Address: 1110 Main Street
Watsonville,  CA  95076
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-900-3737
Fax: 831-728-5514
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8-4
Description: San Andreas Regional Center is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation funded by the State of California to serve people with developmental disabilities as required by the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. The Lanterman Act is part of California law that sets out the rights and responsibilities of persons with developmental disabilities. San Andreas is one of 21 regional centers throughout California serving individuals and their families who reside within Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.

San Andreas provides diagnostic and prevention services to help ameliorate developmental disabilities. Examples of such service includes amniocentesis, chorionic villus screening or genetic screening for pregnant woman. Chromosomal studies, and genetic counseling, are available to family members to determine hereditary conditions that may increase the risk for birthing a developmental disabled infant or to determine the cause of a disabling condition. These prevention services are available upon referral from a physician.

Early Start is another prevention program designed in partnership with Local Education Agencies to serve infants between birth and thirty-six months of age. Infants at risk for developing disabilities, or who are born in high risk medical conditions or who are experiencing delays in development are qualified to receive intervention services geared at maximizing the development of the infant during these early years.
Mission: San Andreas Regional Center Mission Statement recognizes the ongoing need for advocacy to sustain the original intent and promise of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act and commits itself to protecting its provisions.
Programs: Once an individual’s eligibility has been determined through the Intake process, service coordination and planning is initiated with the development of a person centered written plan. Services are individually determined and are provided to assist with opportunities to maximize consumers’ opportunities to live independent productive and satisfying lives as members of our community.

San Andreas provides eligible consumers with accessing other social service agencies and public benefit programs; and provides funding for services. Some examples of the services funded by San Andreas are infant education; Family support services such as respite and day care; community living arrangements such as residential care and supported living; and advocacy to access In Home Support Services (IHSS) or In Home Shift Nursing.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Watsonville
Funding Source: Grants
State Government
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Developmental Disabilities
Information and Referral
Private Nonprofits
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities
Respite Care
This agency was last updated on January 18, 2018.