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About The Parent Cooperative Community

PCC was founded in 1997 after countless hours of late night and weekend discussions between like minded parents of adoptive children with special needs. These parents were peers and fellow service providers ... physical therapists, occupational therapists, credentialed teachers, professors, licensed therapists, psychiatrists and more. We found that while our children were individuals, the challenges they faced in the community were similar; and the challenges we faced towards meeting their needs were similar. Read more ...

Our Mission Statement

The PCC Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the resources, training, and support necessary to cooperatively assist adoptive families with children whose histories of institutionalization, abuse, neglect and multiple placements have rendered them unable to benefit from the services of other more traditional community providers.

The Facilities

Outside Patio Play Area cats Dining Room
Our Facility is a big nine bedroom house with a full deck on over an acre. We are within a ten minute walk of the American River Parkway where our participants swim, fish, kayak, hike and build forts. Our backyard farm includes a vegetable garden, fruit and nut trees and many different kinds of berries that our participants care for and harvest. Our barn boasts chickens, ducks and rabbits. The deck and patio provide room for workout equipment, several seating areas, and a sensory-motor area that expands to an extensive play structure. Our participants enjoy playing basketball and street hockey on the uncovered patio as well. The classroom is comfortable and modern with computers and equipment to accommodate a variety of sensory-motor and learning challenges. Therapy offices are in house saving the participants and their families the time and upset associated with transitions. Our music room holds a variety of instruments and equipment for individual and group lessons. View more photos

Meet Our Staff

Paul JelleBoard Member and Chief Financial OfficerPaul Jelle
Board Member and Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a Credit Administrator for a west coast commercial bank and recently celebrated 44 years in the banking industry. Paul and his wife of 44 years, Joanne are the parents of one adopted son and three biological children and grandparents to two. They are the founders of Heart to Heart Support Group; and are currently responsible for the Mercy and Care Ministry at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church. Paul has served on our board as CFO for many years. Paul enjoys family gatherings. Time spent at the beach, mountains and family get-togethers at home are his most cherished. Paul found his adoption experience challenging, however the outcome was that his heart was changed to allow him to love his son as the exceptional person that he was.

Visit Our Photo Gallery!

Our facility sits on a beautiful acre of land in Fair Oaks, California. We have nine inviting bedrooms, a spacious dining room and kitchen and plenty of room to meet and interact throughout the house. The bedrooms offer sanctuary and are great to get away for a little introspection when needed. We have friendly dogs and cats that love children and a barnyard with chickens, ducks, a pig, a sheep and even a pony! The backyard has a jungle gym, playhouses, exercise equipment, trampoline and teatherball to release that pent up energy or a serene enclosed patio for anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy the view. Visit the gallery
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Testimonials

I have love, and appreciation of all that you have done for D and I through Heart to Heart.

You are an amazing woman for believing in what you feel is right and following through by opening your home and sharing your knowledge. You have a will and strength that I so admire, and yet I cannot stay abreast of all that you do.

Even though my son isn 't any easier to live with, because of you, I have an easier outlook of the world. I also know that it takes time to heal emotionally. What a blessing you are. ... Read more
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