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     CACS was founded in 1975 to provide normalized family style community living options for individuals whose extensive support and health care needs were generally perceived (at the time) to be able to be met only in institutional settings.
    Values that shaped the agency include: a commitment to high quality services utilizing best practices within the context of the local community; respect for each individual and their family and friends; long term involvement with each individual; and supports that facilitate the ability of each individual to live a quality life as an active participant in their local community in accordance with his or her personal preferences.
    ​Today, Casa Allegra typically provides supports to adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants are referred to CACS through the State of California, GGRC (Golden Gate Regional Center).  CACS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, based primarily in Marin County and have expanded to San Francisco and Sonoma County. ​

Self-Determination Program 
All individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to access the basic elements that make-up a good life, beginning with: family, independence, personal responsibility, and freedom of choice.
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act builds upon these basic fundamentals so that all individuals have the right to live their lives as they choose.
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