We Won't Give Up On You

We work tirelessly around the clock to help you with the challenging and urgent situations you often face. We deliver Independent Living Services and Supported Living Services with compassion and professionalism.


When faced with a difficult placement, trust DABS to provide a fast and reliable solution with excellent follow-up care.

Responsiveness is not common in our line of work, and we are here to change that. Our goal is to reply within the same day of contact, but we always reply within 24 hours, especially in the most challenging cases. We ensure that everyone involved with the case is kept in the communication loop from beginning to end.


We can see the whole system and find the perfect placement quickly, taking the challenge off your hands.

We offer deep expertise and a 95% success rate dealing with challenging behavior and participants who have little to no options left. We have a bird’s eye view of the system and uniquely qualified professionals at the helm, including Dr. Vela, who has over 30 years of clinical experience working with severe behavior presentations and the intellectually disabled population.


We think outside the box, inside the box, and wherever it takes to find creative ways to help participants achieve independence.

One of the most frequent comments we hear about DABS is “we can’t believe we didn’t think of this before.” Innovation isn’t just about trying something new… it’s also about breaking tired and tried interventions that don’t lead to progress for the participant. We understand that what works for some, doesn’t always work for others.

Participant-Focused, Dignity-Driven

The DABS standard was set in 2005 when the founder worked with our first participant 24/7, eventually helping a mother and son share an uninterrupted meal together for the first time. From that point on, our staff has been helping intellectually disabled people live lives of dignity in their own homes and become active participants in their communities.

Dignity is a core value at DABS. We believe every individual deserves to be treated equally, with respect and open arms, regardless of ability or disability. Our commitment to dignity, along with a deep understanding of the needs of participants and their families, and our over 95% success rate, puts us ahead of the pack in providing services that improve quality of life for participants.

George B., artist and DABS participant.
Participant learning to set a table.

Indepen­dent Living Services (ILS)

Participants are actively involved and receive support in developing productive lifestyles. We provide assistance in making healthy choices, financial budgeting, time management and more, to help build independence.


DABS participant attending the Golden State Warriors NBA game.

Support­ed Living Services (SLS)

Participants get the assistance they need to live in their own homes, build life-long relationships and become active in their communities. We strengthen the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) through life skills training and support.


DABS participant bowling during appreciation day.

Commu­nity Integra­tion Training Program (CITP)

Participants are actively involved in developing and achieving the goals set forth in their Individual Service Plan (ISP) in this community-based program.


DABS participant enjoying a walk in the mall.

Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the gold standard for behavior consultation. DABS employs all of the principles of ABA to provide professional consultation via our team of Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). This service is provided as authorized by the Regional Center and/or the ID Team.


offices in California,
Arizona & Nevada

DABS is a state-wide provider serving
Northern and Southern California with offices
in Pinole, San Rafael, Roseville,
Burlingame, and Anaheim.
We also have an office in Phoenix,
AZ & Las Vegas, NV.


A Career with Purpose

Are you a compassionate individual
with a desire to enrich the lives of others?
DABS might be the right place for you.


Contact Us

Call: (510) 558-8786
Fax: (510) 662-1246
Email: contact@dabsinc.com
2801 Pinole Valley Road, Suite 208
Pinole, CA 94564

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