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Onward and Upward: Lanterman Coalition Is Alive

Passionate Advocates What a world we live in.  Those of us passionate advocates have been a bit disappointed in the California budget process recently.  I will spare you the gory play-by-play details and just hit the highlights.  The Lanterman Coalition came together under one message with an impassioned plea to increase funding for services ten…

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Leader Spotlight: Jenn

  If you haven’t heard already, we have a new position at Compass: Senior Case Facilitator.  Three of our leaders were chosen as ginny pigs to step into this new role in each  region: South Bay, East Bay, and Far North.  What does this mean?  It means we are growing!  This position was created to help…

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  If you have been on our Facebook page or read our recent blog post then you know there is a lot of news/buzz circulating about state budget allocations for the DDS department.  As many of you know, our budgets have seen far too many cuts in the last 10 years, and we really need to be…

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Restore Funding to DD Population! [Link]

There has been a lot of information circulating about a possible increase in the budget for people with developmental disabilities.  If you are a part of our community or the community at large, please read this article and learn more about what is happening.  This is a big deal and we are all for the increase!

In the Driver’s Seat

Compass is excited to announce that we are now the proud owners of two vans capable of transporting wheel chairs! This is exciting news and something to celebrate! It has long since been a dream of Compass (more specifically, Sadie) and it feels so good to see the dream realized! On getting the Vans, Sadie…

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Flying Eggs

Recently, I was on a conference call in my Redding office enjoying the view out of my window (there were no vagrants that day, which is always a plus). Out of the corner of my eye, I saw flying Easter eggs! A number of brightly colored eggs were being tossed about by a few of…

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Fading Memory

I was thinking about the future, but through the lens of the past. I remember when I was a sophomore in high school; I rode the bench for volleyball. It was really tough for me because I loved volleyball and was very competitive. While I rode the pine, I can clearly remember thinking, “I won’t…

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We Have Moved

We have moved! I am happy to announce that we no longer have an office in Dublin, but we are now in Pleasanton!  For those of you familiar with the area, you know we have moved a couple of blocks, but it is exciting nonetheless. Moving is always one of those tasks I deeply dread.  I…

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Why CompassLovesU?

I’m very excited to share a project that has been on my heart and mind for a couple of years.  We want to continue to provide innovative support to staff and feel it is important that we have good communication and excellent training materials available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In mid-March, we are launching a new…

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A Bright 2014!

Ready For It To Be Over Wow.  Can you believe 2013 is over?!  I can.  I was ready for it to be over a few months ago! 😉  2013 was probably the most difficult year in Compass’ history.  Many of you know in 2013 we have had more than our fair share of adversity.  Eric said…

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