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Home of Guiding Hands

Home of Guiding Hands

Non-Profit Organization

About Us

At Home of Guiding Hands, we serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, and cerebral palsy. Each year, we provide support services to over 4,200 individuals within San Diego and Imperial Counties. With over 800 employees, we provide a full continuum of care including premium residential care in 31 specialized group homes, early childhood development services, independent living support and on-site activity services at our resource center, located in El Cajon. Additionally, we provide life skills training, vocational assistance, free counseling, respite care, and county-wide transportation services.

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  • 501c3 Nonprofit
  • 2019 UT 'Best Places to Work' Recipient

Rep/Contact Info

Melani Bradford
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Jenna-Rose Hannah
Marketing Manager
Edward Hershey
President & CEO
Felix Lafuente
Falon Leszczynski
VP of Development
Ashley Morey
Development Coordinator
Laurie Purcell
Justin Umpierre
Liane Wilson
Jessica Wood