Salem Christian Homes, Inc. has provided services for adults with developmental disabilities since 1961. We are a non-profit service organization founded and supported by parents and many other concerned individuals and organizations. Salem is licensed to provide residential care in group home(s) and intermediate care facilities for adults with developmental disabilities, primarily with a diagnosis of mental retardation. At present, 111 adults are cared for in 19 homes in Chino, Ontario, Upland and Lakewood, CA. We also have a program to provide supported living for those that are able to live on their own with part-time help. Our administrative offices are located in Chino, CA.
Individualized programs are developed for each resident to build critical skills in areas of self-care, socialization, community integration, and independent living. Whether the need is for personal care, exercise, social skills or help with money management, training is tailored for the individual. Each adult enjoys a variety of community experiences like eating out, concerts, and trips to the movies or beach or amusement parks. Some residents have taken special trips using their own earnings; others vacation with family or participate in a summer camp program at Laurel Pines.
Most of the adults attend local workshops or adult activity programs during the week. Several hold competitive jobs in the community. Many also use public transportation to go to and from the workplace.
The Christian emphasis at Salem is evident not just in the name, but in the daily practices of prayer and Bible devotions, and community church attendance by many residents.
A percentage of Salem’s costs are covered by public funds, disbursed and monitored by local regional centers. A large portion of operational expenses, as well as any expansion or improvement, is dependent on contributions and fund raising projects. Ongoing support from individuals and groups is vital and Salem continually endeavors to provide the best homes possible for its very special family.
Salem has produced a video which explains in words and pictures our goals and philosophy. For information on obtaining a copy, please email us.