In 1976, three Manteca residents led by Alice Valverde, met to plan for the future of their children. They had a common interest: each one had an adult child with developmental disabilities. They approached the Manteca Kiwanis Club who after listening to their needs, gave the parents of these children $3000 in seed money to help begin their dream of having a safe, loving environment from which their children could grow and develop those skills needed to become happy and productive members of our society. The City of Manteca, along with the Manteca Fire Department, donated some space in a local fire house by moving the fire trucks closer together, placing a small partition in a corner, a table, a few chairs, a few games and with that, Valley CAPS (Center for Advanced Personal Success) was started.
Nearly forty-five years later, Valley CAPS (Center for Advanced Personal Success) operates five adult day programs throughout California’s Central Valley. Valley CAPS is proud to be a leading Day Program provider for adults living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) while maintaining a steadfast commitment to the founders original mission statement, “Create a program that provides a safe, nurturing environment from which individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities can grow and develop the needed skills, on their terms, to become happy and productive members of society.” Valley CAPS provides a place for adults to participate in life and independent living skills, engage in social activities in the community, and participate in determining their future “on their terms.”
Our dedicated team of employees work with each Consumer to embrace and foster their pursuit of growth, independence, dignity, and choice.
Valley CAPS is a nonprofit corporation 501(c) (3).