Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center
HCAR is a private non-profit agency, incorporated in 1955 by a group of dedicated parents seeking an alternative to institutionalization for their children with developmental disabilities. Today, HCAR serves local citizens with disabilities by promoting person-centered planning, community inclusion and family unity through an array of services and supports.
Become a Member
As a non-profit, we rely on donations to help with costs that aren't subsidized by regional center funding. Help make an impact in your community and support the many people served through HCAR by becoming a member.
- Support the oldest service provider for community members with disabilities in Humboldt County.
- Help provide equipment, supplies, and representation for our community.
- Exclusive annual events to celebrate our members.
- The right to vote for HCAR board members.
Become a Member
Bay Center Day Services
Bay Center Day Services provide life skills to help consumers be successful and independent in their communities.
Canvas & Clay Gallery
CANVAS + CLAY provides an inclusive studio environment and gallery for artists of varying abilities to foster an authentic art practice and professional growth within an inviting art community.
Comprehensive Career Services
CCS sets employees up for success by assisting them in job development, interviewing skills and resume writing, cultivating positive workplace behavior and habits, as well as building upon and enhancing job skills and social skills.
Respite Services support family unity by providing temporary relief from the 24/7 responsibility of caring for a loved one with disabilities.
Summit Support Services
HCAR‘s Support Services assists consumers in reaching and maintaining their individual potential in all areas of their lives, their homes, and their communities.