Located in the city of Pasadena, LSS San Gabriel Valley is home to our innovative Avanti program for individuals experiencing intellectual or developmental disabilities. Avanti successfully engages participants in social and volunteer opportunities throughout the community while also reinforcing basic life skills and independence. Participants are referred to the program through qualified Regional Centers.
Ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California.
Sharing the love of Christ, we are a community to care and be cared for…where the vulnerable are safer and stronger; where the dependent are self-sustaining; where the isolated dwell in community; where the weary will be given hope.
LSS San Gabriel Valley offers a range of services for clients experiencing intellectual and/or developmental challenges. Program elements include full and half-day recreational, educational and wellness services tailored to the individual participant’s needs while empowering them to become contributing members of the community.
Thomas Houston was diagnosed with mild retardation. He was shy and had no human interaction skills. But Thomas became a productive member of our Avanti community.
He passed out food to the homeless and delivered Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors.
He came to LSS on January 25, 1993 and he died on February 2, 2017. Over 24 years Avanti developed a shy young man with emotional and intellectual challenges into a role model and an awesome steward of the gifts God gave him.
Sam Anuakpado, Area Director
60 North Daisy Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107