CAPitalizingonCapabilities, Inc. (CAPC, Inc.) empowers individuals with disabilities and works with them to gain employment, assisted living arrangements, and connects them to the community by providing access to transportation, improve their communication and help them pursue higher education and strong relationships. We provided innovative Supported Employment and Supported Living Services for people with disabilities in the greater Whittier and Orange County areas.
CAPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving people with disabilities for over 30 years. In 1984, CAPC began to provide services for adults with disabilities as an outgrowth and expansion of the Whittier Union High School District’s and Whittier Area Cooperative’s Special Education Program. For many years CAPC, Inc. was the primary community-based program for adults exiting the local special education programs in our area.
We strive to follow the philosophy that all people with disabilities are individuals with the ability to lead self-directed, productive, fulfilling lives while becoming contributing members of their community. The key strengths of CAPC are the quality of the community-based services that meet the needs of each of the individuals being served, the community support of the program and the self-fulfillment of the individuals’ life aspirations. The uniqueness of the program lies in its approach to providing services. All services are individual-driven; we start with the hopes and dreams of the individual and develop an individualized service plan to provide the person the opportunities to pursue his/her hopes and dreams.
CAPC’s work has been highlighted in several video productions including a PBS film titled “Visionaries”, which debuted in 2004, and “Everyone Can Work”, produced by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center.