Empowerment for Success (EFS) has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2007, operating programs certified by the State of California through the North Bay Regional Office. Our individualized, high quality programming is tailored services to meet the individual needs of our Clients -- you will find no cookie cutter here! We currently work with 150 clients, who reside throughout the Bay Area. Our core services include Supported and Independent Living (Vendor ID: HB0719 & HB0725)), Community-Based (HB0806) and Behavioral programs (HB0872).

Supported Living

Empowerment for Success' Supported Living program is designed for individuals who need some assistance (range from a little to a lot) to live in their own homes. We work with each  Client to develop a customized ISP to ensure that every applicable need is effectively met.

Our courteous, talented and respectful staff over a range of services including:


  • Physical Fitness
  • Health and Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Cooking Meals
  • Laundry
  • Grocery Shopping

Independent Living

Our Independent Living program is designed for individuals who help developing skills so they can gain access to jobs, affordable housing, volunteer workplace experiences and other community resources. We offer several classes each month focusing on computer skills, resume writing. And we work individually with our Clients to develop community integration and life-skills including:

  • Low income apartment search
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Laundry
  • Setting up Medical Appointments
  • Assistance with paying bills/ other paperwork
  • Cooking assistance & training

Community Based Programs

We believe it is critical for individuals with disabilities to be fully engaged in their communities. Our role is to help our Clients access community resources, and develop the skills so that they can continue to access  these resources without our agency's direct intervention. We start by conducting a needs assessment with every new Client (in consultation to his/ her ISP) to identify the most appropriate resources based on that individual's needs, interests and preferences. Then, in collaboration with our Client and his or her circle of support, we craft a plan to help our Clients engage in these resources. We love taking our Clients to the movies, fairs and sporting events and always integrate relevant lessons into our trips such as public transportation training, social interaction techniques and Math.

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If you or a loved one could benefit from our services please contact us today!