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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 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


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Sloan Award


Covered California


Geographic Service Area

Geographic Service Area: DRC serves nine cities: 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.









41st Annual Awards Dinner Nomination Form

Click here for Annual Awards Dinner Nomination Form 2017


Annual Awards Dinner Nomination Form 2017




Supervisor Hahn visits DRC!

We were delighted to have Supervisor Hahn visit DRC recently. The Supervisor was very interested to hear about all the programs we offer at the Center.


Pictured left to right: Mario Rodriquez, Housing Coordinator/Operations Manager; Supervisor Hahn; Dolores Nason, Executive Director; Kate Adamson, Community Liaison for Employment Services; Richard Hernandez, Systems Change Advocate.



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.



Dolores Nason

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.



Guests of Supervisor Janice Hahn, DRC’s Executive Director, Dolores Nason, and longtime DRC's volunteer and Special Olympics Athlete Greg Kozlowski, at the “World of Difference” Dinner and Auction to raise funds in support of Special Olympics Southern California.

Dolores and Greg at Special Olympics



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.



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.