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Our Mission

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.


DRC's 2013 - 2014 Highlights & Milestones



For a detailed account of the happenings at DRC during 2013 - 2014, you can Click Here to view our Annual Report.


DRC At A Glance - List of Services


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Sloan Award


DRC is thrilled to share that we received the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Awards
for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.


The award ranks DRC in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of programs, policies, and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace. The two-step selection process was a rigorous one, involving an evaluation of DRC’s programs and practices and a confidential employee survey.



Click here for Annual Awards Dinner Nomination Form 2015


Save the Date! Seeking Nominations for DRC's Annual Awards Dinner!


DRC will hold its 39th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at The Reef on the Water in Long Beach. Each year, DRC presents the following awards at the Awards Dinner: Jerry Stein Independent Living Award (An individual with a disability who exemplifies courage and character in living independently); Civic Leadership Award (An individual who advocates, on behalf of people with disabilities, as part of their role in civic life or organization); and Community Service Award (An individual whose life work, or avocation has improved the lives of people with a disability).


If you know anyone who provides exceptional or out-of-the-ordinary service for people with disabilities, now is the time to nominate that individual. For more information regarding the nomination process, or to receive a nomination form, contact Dolores Nason at Nominations for the 2015 Awards are DUE on, or BEFORE, March 20, 2015. Honorees will be selected by a panel of DRC Board of Directors members. In the meantime, the DRC staff will select the Volunteer of the Year!



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.


Donors provide resources to disabled

Donors provide resources to the Disabled

David Sanfilippo, left, of Cal State Long Beach’s Disabled Student Services, Disabled Resource Center honorees Yulandria Pearson, Rob Schlesinger and Ramon Garcia, and Disabled Resources Center Executive Director Dolores Nason attend “A World of Ability,” an awards dinner for the Long Beach organization at The Reef’s Harbor View Ballroom. Photos by Shirley Wild Click here for Presstelegram Article


Covered California

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

Looping Technology


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



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.