Our Mission:  STARR is dedicated to providing intellectually or developmentally challenged adults with superior programs that promote social skills through activities and respite for individuals and their families.

A Letter from Our President.

For more than thirty years Socialization Through Activities Respite & Recreation (STARR) had been serving residents of El Dorado County through their programs for intellectually and/or developmentally challenged adults. Through respite weekends and recreational activities, STARR has provided crucial socialization programs and breaks in routine for our clients and their families.

Due to State of California regulations for Adults with Disabilities and the unforeseen challenges of Covid 19, STARR is no longer able to provide the quality programs and services we once did. It is with heartfelt sadness that we are announcing the closing of STARR effective December 31, 2021. We will hold a final Zoom get-together on the First Friday of January (01.07.2021) to wish each other well in our life ventures. We will send more details soon.

Our volunteers, staff, and participants have made this program a delight for so many. Genuine friendships, comradery, unlimited kindness, and those smiles will be greatly missed by all who have had the pleasure of working for and with the folks of STARR.

Please know that this decision was not made in haste and all our board members feel the heaviness of the decision. Thank you, El Dorado County, for your support of our program. Thank you to all who participated in our activities.

Most of all, THANK YOU to the wonderful participants of our program for leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.
With great fondness,
Rebecca Giles, President