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650 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California 94610
Bridgette YoungHarry comes from a long line of missionaries, educators, and care providers. Beginning in 1964, her family owned and operated care facilities for people with developmental disabilities. Her family members opened their homes to individuals with special needs, providing foster care for children and safe environments for youth and elderly or disabled adults. These early experiences inspired Bridgette’s passion for helping others and led her to pursue a fulfilling career in social services. For the past 35 years she has worked with, lived with, and cared for children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as aging adults in convalescent, community, and other specialized settings. Bridgette obtained her bachelor’s degrees from San Francisco State University in Behavioral and Social Science/Ethnic Studies, with a minor in dance and a discipline in geriatrics. After college, she became a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) and spent the next five years writing and designing program and behavior support plans for three level II facilities. She spent the following five years as a Residential Administrator at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and transitioned into the position of ILS Program Coordinator there. She joined Clausen House in 2000 and currently serves as our Senior Director of Program Services. Bridgette is married and is the mother of two sons. As a humanitarian, she is driven by a philosophy to serve people with developmental disabilities “body, mind, and soul,” in line with the mission, values, and vision of Clausen House.