Making the decision to move to into community living is a big step and we’re here to help.  Our team understands the unique needs of each person and their desire to remain as independent as possible.

Clausen House has 3 Residential Living Homes (Vernon, Perkins & Belmont) nestled in a quiet area close to the beautiful Lake Merritt, Adams Point area, located near downtown Oakland, shopping and transportation.

We offer quality residential living with large private rooms and offer an array of services and other independent living supports for individuals with moderate needs.

Our programs are designed to provide the perfect balance of support and independence.  Whether you’re a social butterfly or prefer the peace and quiet of your own space, our residential community provides life engagement programs to meet a myriad of needs.

  • Professionally coordinated person-centered plans derived from the Person-Centered Thinking model
  • Medication management
  • Daily Meal Preparation
  • On-staff medical coordination
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Recreational and social programs
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Independent living skills training

Our residential program has 60 dedicated Direct Support Professionals and tenured staff.  Private pay or state reimbursement (Regional Center of the East Bay) accepted.

Clausen House residents enjoy social group activities.

Learn More About Clausen House’s Residential Program

To learn more about our residential program, please contact Executive Director, Jaynette Underhill, at (510) 839-0050 ext. 901


Clausen House purchased our Belmont home in 1975. At the time of purchase, the house was already equipped with a sprinkler system and was set up to be a group home for 10 residents. It was an ideal purchase for Clausen House’s expansion at the time and has since remained a warm and welcoming home for our clients. Being within walking distance from the other residences and large enough for 11 residents, the Belmont home has been a wonderful residence for our clients and with its close proximity to the lake allows for robust community integration.

Today, our Belmont clients are some of our most independent residents of any of our residential homes. Residents are used to scheduling their own social activities in addition to those provided by the Clausen House social recreation program, assisting staff with making meals, and helping around the home by completing assigned house chores. Belmont’s location to the many shops and restaurants on Lakeshore Avenue make it an ideal home for residents who enjoy being out in the community.

Vernon House is a supported residential facility offered by Clausen House
Vernon House is a supported residential facility offered by Clausen House


Clausen House purchased the Perkins property in 1975 to be another client residence. This 1912 home was designed by noted architect Arthur Brown to be his own family residence. Like the Earl Warren Vernon house (which Mr. Brown designed), this is also a historic and architecturally significant building; Arthur Brown’s “AB” are prominently shown in the ironwork of the front balcony.

The Perkins residence presently houses 11 clients and is also the location of our Executive Offices. Our clients at this home have an active voice in many of the decisions made. Residents create their own grocery lists, participate in coordination of health care services, design the recreation program most desirable to their interests, and decide during their weekly meetings what chores they’d like to have for that week. At Perkins, staff believe that, “everybody has the right to make their own choices to reach their individual goals.

Perkins House is a supported residential facility offered by Clausen House
Perkins House is a supported residential facility offered by Clausen House


In 1971, Clausen House purchased the former Earl Warren residence at 88 Vernon Street, the largest of our current homes. This 1915 Beaux-Arts style building, designed by noted architect Arthur Brown, is three stories with notable architectural features, and is Registered Oakland Landmark #30. The late United States Chief Justice Earl Warren lived in the house from 1934 to 1943. At the time of purchase, the house was large enough for 20 residents. It also housed a day program for non-residents, and an upstairs room in the house was used as a medical center staffed by two registered nurses.

Today, the Vernon property is still the largest of our residential group homes. There are currently 15 residents living at the Vernon home. Residents at this home enjoy individual time as well as planned group activities. The large renovated backyard provides the residents with plenty of outdoor space for leisure activities. The property also is the home of our business, development, health services, maintenance, and social recreation offices.

Vernon House
Vernon House is a supported residential facility offered by Clausen House