Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center

About Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center

Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR) is a private nonprofit agency incorporated in 1955 by a group of dedicated parents seeking an alternative to institutionalization for their children with developmental disabilities. Today, HCAR serves Humboldt County citizens with developmental disabilities by promoting individual independence, community inclusion and family unity through a wide variety of services and supports.

The agency's primary mission is to assist the people we serve to develop and maintain a network of supports that maximizes their opportunities to be contributing members of their communities.

Funding for HCAR's various services comes primarily from the State of California via the Redwood Coast Regional Center. We are also funded by the Humboldt County Association of Governments, CalTrans, grants and community support through donations and through revenue we generate from paid work projects and various services provided to local businesses. HCAR's revenue makes possible regular services to more than 400 individuals and employment of more than 300 staff and consumers.
HCAR takes pride in delivering high-quality services that enhance the lives of the people with developmental disabilities in our community.


Behavioral Respite Worker

January 2015 Eureka, CA
“My part-time job included one-on-one adult supervision for a person with developmental disabilities, which could be hectic at times. However, I was really able to connect and have a relationship with the person I provided Behavioral Respite care for.”
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