Parents & Friends present their annual Hoity Toity Fashion Show
Parents & Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has served people with developmental disabilities for over fifty years. We are located in the city of Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast of California. Governed by a local Board of Directors, we are dedicated to our mission to provide opportunities for persons with developmental challenges and similar needs to participate fully in our community.
Parents & Friends, Inc. was founded in 1955 by a group of parents and their friends to provide the education the public schools then denied their handicapped children. Determined parents along with dedicated volunteers taught many children to read and write, to become more self-sufficient, and to enjoy leisure activities in our community. Almost twenty years went by before developmentally disabled children were provided an education by our public schools.
Over the years, we have changed our focus from children to adults with special needs and developed many new services. PFI provides support services for those living on their own in the community, opportunities for sheltered employment as well as a job development service and a fully licensed day program.
Parents & Friends recognizes that adults with developmental challenges want and have a right to the same options and opportunities for living and working in the community that are available to the rest of the population. PFI continues to strive to meet their needs.