Clausen House Is Awarded Developmental Disability Council Awards for Volunteerism and Lifetime Service

On June 6, 2016, the Alameda County Developmental Disability Council awarded Clausen House’s Board of Director Curt Engelhard the Dana Sanbor Volunteerism Award and Residential Staff Member Mattie Abner the Lifetime Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service to and on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award ceremony was held at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland, California.

Curt Engelhard serves on the Clausen House Board of Directors and is their Chief Financial Officer. He actively gives of his time and treasure to support the mission of Clausen House to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently  and realize their full potential as contributing members of the community.  In accepting the award, Mr. Engelhard stated that he was honored to receive the award but that “the true credit should be given to Clausen House’s leadership and dedicated staff.”

Mattie Abner works as a direct care staff member in Clausen House’s group home and has been at Clausen House for 35 years.  Mattie works tirelessly to create a family feeling among the clients living in the group home.  In excepting her award, Mattie expressed the love and gratitude she feels for having Clausen House clients in her life.

Curt Engelhard joins prior Clausen House recipients of the Dana Sanbor Volunteerism award, Robert Carloni (2015) and Deborah Schweizer (2013).  Ms. Mattie Abner joins Clausen House’s Residential Manager Barbara Lang who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.