To empower people with disabilities to live independently in the community, to make their own decisions about their lives and to advocate on their own behalf.
DRC provides services to all people with disabilities, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, sexual preference or disability type.
Notice to the Public
Metro Mobility Training Complaints under (Title VI) Civil Rights Act
DRC's 2015 - 2016 Highlights & Milestones
For a detailed account of the happenings at DRC during 2015 - 2016, you can Click Here to view our Annual Report.
DRC At A Glance - List of Services
Geographic Service Area
Geographic Service Area: DRC serves nine cities in Los Angeles County: Artesia, Avalon, Cypress, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Palma, Long Beach, Seal Beach, and Signal Hill; plus 52 ZIP Codes in the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County and Orange County, California.
Travel Training Program
Please take advantage of our wonderful Travel Training Program! You are welcome to come to DRC and view a PowerPoint presentation, and receive personalized Travel Training from DRC’s Mobility Training Specialist. Or, we will come to your organization and provide a presentation and individualized Travel Training.
Mario and George, with lots of holiday cheer for DRC’s consumers, thanks to the collections by Cathy Parsa, Debbie Berven, and their VA colleagues.
Assistive Technology Workshop on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 1:30pm -3:00pm
Presenter: Gina Chapa, Outreach Specialist From the California Telephone Access Program (Landline Phones)
Pictured with Senator Ricardo Lara; DRC's Executive Director Dolores Nason, and Mario Rodriguez, Housing Coordinator/Operations Manager.
Richard Hernandez, System Change Advocate also attended the event but is not pictured.
DRC's Executive Director Dolores Nason and Kate Adamson, Community Liaison for Employment Services attended the Oath of Office for Janice Hahn, Supervisor 4th District on December 5, 2016
Pictured left to right: Dolores Nason, Executive Director, councilwoman Myra Maravilla, and Kate Adamson, Community Liaison for Employment Services.
The DRC enjoyed having councilwoman Myra Maravilla from the City of Hawaiian Gardens visit our center. We look forward to continuing our services to their community members.
Through an ongoing collaboration with the Braille Institute of Los Angeles, consumers with blindness or visual impairment can arrange to borrow recorded “Talking Books.” Consumers can also come in to the Center to listen to a selection of “Talking Books,” on a playback machine that has been permanently loaned to the Center by the Braille Institute
DRC’s System Change Advocate Richard Hernandez and Executive Director Dolores Nason with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia at a meeting with local Non-Profits.
DRC 40th Annual Award Dinner "The Road to Ruby"
Left to right: Dave Sanfilippo, Director, Disabled Student Services, CSULB, Master of Ceremonies, Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors receiving a "Special Lifetime Service Award", Dolores Nason, Executive Director, DRC, Tim Lashlee, President, Board of Directores, DRC
The following organizations, grants, and individuals allow Disabled Resources Center, Inc., to provide the programs and services needed. Thanks to the many people involved to make this happen.
Article From The Press Telegram Newspaper
" Induction looping technology turns sounds on for hearing impaired"
Disabled Resources Center, Inc., has become the first organization in Long Beach to become a hearing-friendly facility by installing the Induction looping system which allows individuals with hearing loss to hear clear sound directly from a microphone to their hearing aids without the use of a headset.
Those with hearing problems turn on a switch in the hearing aid, called a T-coil, and are able to use the system, and those without hearing issues don't notice any difference at all.
To look-up other cities to see if they are looped visit, Assistive Listening Device Locator's website at http://www.aldlocator.com/
Long Beach Paratransit Service Advisory Committee. If you are interested in being on the Long Beach Paratransit Service Advisory Committee, please fill out the application and send it to:
Disabled Resources Center
2750 E. Spring Street, #100
Long Beach, CA 90806
ATTN: Dolores Nason
Long Beach Transit
1963 E. Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90801
C/O Shirley Hsiao
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Need Help With Your Utilities?
The Southern California Edison and Gas Company Assistance Fund/EAF/GAF is available to help people pay their Edison or Gas bill. Please review the income guidelines that are listed. If you need more information or help in applying for the once a year assistance, please contact Mario Rodriguez, our Housing Coordinator, at (562) 427-1000 x14.