Clausen House 50th Anniversary Art Show & Reception

Clausen House is holding a special 50th Anniversary Art Show in conjunction with Grand Avenue’s First Thursday, on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Clarence J. Woodard Community Center, 650 Grand Avenue in Oakland. The displays will feature paintings (oil, acrylic and watercolor), sculptures and an entire section of fantastic urban art and […]... >> read more


In the late 1960’s options were limited for families of individuals with developmental disabilities. The choice was to keep their loved one isolated in the family home or institutionalized in one of California’s overcrowded mental institutions. Two Piedmont families, Dr. Edwin and Shirley Clausen and Helen and Ralph Pahlmeyer, were facing this stark circumstance for […]... >> read more

Heart of Gold – Clausen House’s 2017 Gala

Clausen House is pleased to announce that we are holding our 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the beautiful Claremont Country Club. For more information, go to Heart of Gold.... >> read more


Clausen House offers a full array of events for clients, families, friends and the community at large. The 2017 calendar is in process of being finalized, so check here for updates.  And, of course, please join us. March: Family Alliance Meeting May 7: East Bay Gives July: 50th Anniversary Celebration at Fairyland September: Family Alliance […]... >> read more

Clausen House Board of Directors Meeting

Board Meeting Times and Dates The Clausen House Board of Directors generally meets at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Next Clausen House Board of Directors Meeting Date: April 26, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM Location: 650 Grand Avenue, Oakland Please email Jaynette Underhill if you plan to attend.... >> read more

2017 Calendar of Community Events

March – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Designated by proclamation of President Ronald Reagan in 1987. March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day.  World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on 21 March every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. This year every one is asked to […]... >> read more

Art Show Showcases Clients’ Talents

Clausen House’s annual Art Show is a wonderful event that demonstrates our clients’ talents and abilities. Produced under the guidance of our Adult Education & Activity Program, the Art Show shares with the community the artistic talents of our participants. Our clients prepare for the show over the course of the year in a variety […]... >> read more

Walk With Clausen House

We plan to conduct another Walk With Clausen House in October 2016.  Once again it will be held at Lakeside Park by Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.  Please watch for upcoming announcements about registering, forming teams and joining the fun to help raise funds and awareness about the good work Clausen House is doing to […]... >> read more


In celebration of the excellence our clients and community partners demonstrate in areas of Adult Education, Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Leadership, Residential, Independent & Supported Living, Supported Employment, Case Manager, Employer, Volunteer & Donor Service, Clausen House is already under way planning the 2d Annual Client and Community Partners Award Ceremony for November, 2016. Award […]... >> read more