Clausen House

Creating Opportunities in Oakland, California

Founded in 1967, Clausen House is a registered charitable 501(c)(3) organization that provides a continuum of services that include affordable housing units, three level 2 residential group homes, supported employment program, day program/adult education, independent living, supported living, social recreation, and health services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay localities. Clausen House is the longest servicing agency of adults with IDD in Alameda County. We proudly serve adults seeking support with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other intellectually, and developmentally disabling conditions.

We celebrate over 50 years of exemplary services to the IDD community and particularly to hundreds of adults, families, and employers. Each and every day, Clausen House strives to bring our valuable mission of service, support, and dedication to life. Clausen House takes great pride in demonstrating a strong, sustainable business acumen, quality programs and services, and being pillar of innovation within the community. Our compassionate, caring, and dedicated staff of professionals strive to provide services to all our clients and families. We, at Clausen House, believe servicing each client according to their individual choices, aspirations, and dreams is what we do best.


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Clausen House; Past, Present & Future

As of 2022, Clausen House has been paving the way for individuals with IDD and advocating for their independence and right to live a fulfilling life for 55 years.

For the 50th anniversary, we took a look at our rich past, fulfilling present, and bright future.

Our Sponsors and Funders