Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week

Celebrating Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 10 – 16! We are proud to honor the incredible DSP Workforce making a difference in the lives of Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.





Post Date: November 14, 2022

Westside Regional Center (WRC) has identified the priorities listed below and continues to take input from the community.  The Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) proposal to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) may include but may not be limited to development in the following areas:

  1. Specialized Respite/In home care service options for individuals with behavioral support needs.
  2. Specialized Respite/in home care service options for individuals with medical needs.  This can include individuals who require licensed nursing level care and individuals who may not require licensed nursing care, but do require staff trained in their healthcare needs
  3. Specialized Living Options for individuals with substance abuse and mental health service needs.
    1. Supported Living Services
    2. Delayed Egress Specialized Residential Facility
  4. Supported Living Services specializing in support to individuals with significant behavior support needs.
  5. Day service/employment support options for individuals with significant behavior support needs.
  6. Day service/employment support options for individuals with medical needs.
  7. Day service/employment support options for individuals with forensic involvement or at risk for forensic involvement.
  8. Early Intervention Services – In home therapy services for children residing in underserved communities of WRC service area.

Any additional input from the WRC community, including persons served, family members, service providers and advocates should be submitted to WRC as soon as possible for consideration in the development of the CRDP proposal submitted to DDS.

Please submit input to Monica Jauregui at  or (310) 258-4284

*All proposed and approved projects will include principles of person-centered service planning, will be culturally and linguistically appropriate to the population served, and will be in compliance with the Home and Community Based Services Settings (HCBS) Final Rule


Request for Proposals Announcement: Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN)

WRC is soliciting proposals for an Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN), a Community Placement Plan (CPP) contracted service. All proposals are due by Friday, May, 20, 2022 at 4pm and must be submitted via email to Natalie Monge at

All additional inquiries regarding the application or requesting technical assistance regarding this RFP should be directed to Rhiannon Maycumber (; 310-258-4134). Technical assistance is limited to information on the requirements for preparation of the application packet.

The RFP can be viewed here:


Vista Ballona Affordable Housing Lottery, Wednesday 10/27/21 at 6pm

Did you or someone you support apply for the WRC Vista Ballona affordable housing lottery? If so, join us on Wednesday, October 27th at 6pm. All Vista Ballona housing applications have been collected and will be randomized and given a waitlist number. During this zoom meeting, WRC’s Interim Executive Director, and WRC Housing Manager will call off the Unique Client Identifier Numbers (UCI#) for the individuals that will be invited to formally apply for one of the 12 one-bedroom apartment units at Vista Ballona. The UCI is a 7-digit number that can be found on your Individual Program Plan (IPP) or requested through your service coordinator. Please note, that your number being called off does NOT guarantee an apartment. More numbers will be called than units available in case people at the top of the list do not get approved. If you are invited to apply formally and cannot make this lottery, you may contact your Service Coordinator on 10/28/21 to learn what number you have been assigned on the waitlist. Individuals who are invited to apply formally will receive the application via email or mail if no email address was provided.
Spanish Interpretation will be provided. This meeting will not be recorded but ALL qualified applicants will receive an email or phone call with their waitlist number, regardless of whether they will be moving on to formally apply at this time.

Please Click here to Register for the session: 
Meeting ID: 879 4843 1009
Passcode: 498735
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

¿Solicitó usted o alguien a quien apoya para la lotería de viviendas asequibles WRC Vista Ballona? Si es así, únase a nosotros el miércoles 27 de octubre a las 6 pm. Todas las solicitudes de vivienda de Vista Ballona se han recopilado y se asignarán al azar y se les asignará un número de lista de espera. Durante esta reunión de zoom, el Director Ejecutivo Interino de WRC y el Gerente de Vivienda de WRC cancelarán los números de identificación de cliente únicos (UCI #) para las personas que serán invitadas a solicitar formalmente una de las 12 unidades de apartamentos de un dormitorio en Vista Ballona. La UCI es un número de 7 dígitos que se puede encontrar en su Plan de Programa Individual (IPP) o solicitarlo a través de su coordinador de servicios. Tenga en cuenta que la cancelación de su número NO garantiza un apartamento. Se llamarán más números que unidades disponibles en caso de que las personas en la parte superior de la lista no sean aprobadas. Si se le invita a presentar una solicitud formalmente y no puede participar en este sorteo, puede comunicarse con su Coordinador de Servicios el 28/10/21 para saber qué número le han asignado en la lista de espera. Las personas que sean invitadas a postularse formalmente recibirán la solicitud por correo electrónico o correo postal si no se proporcionó una dirección de correo electrónico.
Se proporcionará interpretación al español. Esta reunión no se grabará, pero TODOS los solicitantes calificados recibirán un correo electrónico o una llamada telefónica con su número de lista de espera, independientemente de si pasarán a presentar una solicitud formal en este momento.
Haga clic aquí para registrarse en la sesión:
Meeting ID: 879 4843 1009
Passcode: 498735
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Audio en español (para usuarios de teléfonos que necesiten acceder al audio en español; no se requiere enlace)
Número de teléfono para llamar: (669) -900-6833
ID de reunión: 877 853 5247 (sin contraseña)

Vista Ballona Affordable Housing Application Now Available

Vista Ballona, WRC’s brand new affordable housing opportunity, is now accepting applications through Friday, October 15th!

View Flyer: English  & Spanish 

Who is Eligble? Individuals 18+ supported by WRC who have Social Security benefits or another form of reportable income

How do I apply? You may apply electronically by clicking on this link:  or by downloading the PDF version of the application (available in English & Spanish printing it. completing it, and dropping it off in the dropbox located on the 3rd floor outside of the Westside Regional Center office prior to the deadline, October 15th.

What if I have questions?

View the recording of our Q &A Session with WRC Interim Director, Mary Lou Weise-Stusser and Housing Manager, Rhiannon Maycumber here:  

*Edit to the above video recording: You may go ahead with applying for Vista Ballona even if you or the person you are supporting do not have a social security number. In place of an SSN, please go ahead and write in 000-00-0000. If you need to update your application, contact


3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Event (Virtual)

Join Westside Regional Center for our 3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Event taking place on Tuesday, June 16th at 10:30am.  This is a virtual event that will take place on zoom. ALL are welcome! More details to come!

Register here:–rqD4vEtY1OtWdcWTryX1YXr6VhNT0  


Únase al Centro Regional Westside para nuestro 3er Evento Anual de Orgullo LGBTQ + que tendrá lugar el martes 16 de junio a las 10:30 am. Este es un evento virtual que tendrá lugar en el zoom. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Más detalles por venir!

registrar aquí:–rqD4vEtY1OtWdcWTryX1YXr6VhNT0 

Culver City Senior Center – COVID19 Vaccination Clinic on March 25

Are you in a currently eligible tier and still need a vaccine? NOW OPEN TO ANYONE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION!
The Culver City Senior Center will be hosting a 1 time only, 1 day only, vaccination clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

When❓Thursday, March 25, 2021
Where❓Culver City Senior Center – 4095 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90232


  • This vaccination clinic is for 1st doses ONLY
  • We do not know if the vaccine will be Pfizer or Moderna
  • This is open to any individual who is currently eligible
  • This vaccination clinic is appointment ONLY‼️

Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, call the PRCS Department at (310) 253-6650 or (310) 253-6700. You must speak to someone to make an appointment, do not leave voicemails.👍