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Meet our new photography teacher, Bryan!

Say hello, and please give a warm Valley Village welcome to Valley Village's newest instructor, Bryan Justo Espinal Acosta! Bryan began working at Valley Village in August 2022 as our new day program Photography Teacher. We sat down with him to find out what he's excited about in his new role...

July Is Disability Pride Month

Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? The first Disability Pride Day event was held in Boston in 1990 to celebrate the passing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th. Since then, events across the country celebrate the landmark legislation every July! Disability...

Valley Village Clients Enjoy Saturday Car Show

Last month, we treated Valley Village residents and program participants to a weekend car show. George Urizar, a friend of Valley Village from New York Life, wanted to do something special for our clients, and with the help of his car group, we put on a fun Saturday morning outing! Clients had...

Teaching Dental Hygiene Routines At Valley Village

In our day program at Valley Village, a Daily Living activity focused on dental hygiene. Individuals with developmental challenges are at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health – after a lifetime of minimal oral care, often, many adults with developmental and intellectual challenges are...

In Memory of Our Friend, Bob Saget

In Memory of Bob Saget: May 17, 1956 - January 9, 2022 

We mourn Bob Saget as a father, a friend, a comedian, and as America’s favorite television dad – but we also mourn him as a philanthropist who helped numerous charities and nonprofit organizations with fundraising and...

Mental Health Awareness Month Tips and Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the purpose is to raise awareness of mental health and mental illness. For example, approximately 18.1% of Americans suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It's increasingly important to understand the realities of living with these...

Valley Village Celebrates 50 years of service

In 50 years, Valley Village, its founders, staff, volunteers, and generations of board members made significant, positive impacts on the women and men who rely on us. Through the years, we helped people with developmental and intellectual challenges to thrive and live independently as possible. ...