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JFCS’ Gary Shupin Independent Living Community is thrilled to announce the opening Gary’s Place, a beautiful new residence for young adults with disabilities. Offering a warm and welcoming community and comprehensive professional services, Gary’s Place is part of the JFCS ‘urban kibbutz’ in the heart of San Francisco.
Just around the corner from JFCS’ Shupin House in charming Laurel Heights, Gary’s Place welcomes those who are ready to move out of their family homes and take the first steps towards independence. Residents learn skills such as how to manage finances, keep a clean home, prepare meals, and navigate transportation and interpersonal relationships. The program also includes membership in the Shupin Social Club, a vibrant community of young adults with varying abilities who come together regularly for fun and educational social events.
As they build their independent living skills and create friendships, residents are also be part of a community of support that is there for them and their families for the long term. Through JFCS’ comprehensive Disabilities Services, individuals with disabilities and their families have access to case management, counseling, legal fiduciary services, and all the practical or emotional support that they need.
Take a video tour of Gary’s Place:
Video provided by Open Homes Photography and Disen Cai Real Estate Group
Gary Shupin Independent Living Community, a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, is made possible by the leadership support of the Barbara and Gerson Bakar Foundation.
Major support is provided by Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California/Terry and John Levin. Additional support is provided by the Barbara Shupin Fund for Independent Living; Terry & John Levin Endowed Fund for Persons with Disabilities; Seymour & Frances Friedman Endowment Fund; Fred M. & Nancy Livingston Levin Fund for Adults with Disabilities; Jessica & Zach Whyman Fund; and generous donations and fees.
To learn more about or support JFCS’ Disability Services and Gary Shupin Independent Living Community, please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] / 415-449-3858 or click here to donate online.