Caring Staff Members
“We believe that every person, no matter how he or she is born into the world, has the capacity and desire to learn and grow, and is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, and to enjoy a satisfying life as an active participant in our community.”
WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST!
Cornerstone Community Homes serves adults with autism and cognitive developmental disabilities with a high level of care and supervision.
Cornerstone’s 42 residents have many behavioral challenges, and come to us with varying degrees of cognitive impairment and other developmental disabilities such as Down’s syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brain injury and seizure disorders.
Cornerstone Community Homes employs approximately 70 staff members who are trained caregivers who directly support the residents in the activities of daily living through a continuum of around the clock support services.
Our professional staff assists residents in achieving their behavioral, communication, and skill building milestones.
We appreciate the support that we receive from family, friends and community members, which helps us fund our special enrichment activities and needed facility improvement projects.
An active Board of Directors oversees the governance of the organization, assists with donations and fundraising and advocates for the developmentally disabled population.
What is a facility license and why is it important?
When selecting a facility, it is important to ensure that the facility has a license.
- A license assures protections provided by law.
- A license establishes the facility’s standards in providing care and supervision.
Each of Cornerstone Community Homes’ seven residences are individually licensed by The State of California Department of Social Services.
our seven residences
We serve forty two residents in seven homes in San Rafael & Novato, Marin County, California
Homes are comfortable, well-maintained, blend in with the neighborhood, and are all individually licensed by the California Department of Social Services.
Each resident has an individualized behavioral and skills goal plan, designed by a licensed clinician to help him/her develop skills to participate more fully in social, leisure and daily living activities.
fascinating day trips
YES, YOU CAN HELP!
Cornerstone is primarily funded by the State of California. Since July 2000, the rates for Community Care Facilities such as Cornerstone’s homes have increased only 4.9%, even though in 2023, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is projected to rise by 5.3% (which is down from prior years). Furthermore, these projected inflation rates remain above typical annual inflation rates, which averaged around 2% in the decade leading up to the pandemic. Although higher inflation has exacerbated pre-existing challenges, we are very conscientious about our overhead. 85% of the funding we receive is still spent on client support; only 15% is spent on necessary administrative costs, such as insurance and accounting functions. Because the rising cost of basic needs like food and housing typically impacts those with low incomes the most, your support is welcome and appreciated now, more than ever.