By June 2024, PHP will increase its local services to those most underserved in our region, build a disability advocacy network capable of reaching 100,000 families to improve the lives of those with disabilities, and will expand to establish itself as a hub for information for parents of transition-age youth and adults with disabilities in California and throughout the United States. These strategic goals will guide PHP from 2021 through 2024.

#1: Parents Helping Parents will transition to a post-pandemic world by significantly expanding local, statewide, and national services to families with loved ones with a disability. Special emphasis will be on online opportunities for those with digital literacy/access, and expansion of local offices and outreach to underserved communities.

2024 FINAL Update:

  • PHP offices grew from 2 to 4, doubling services in underserved areas in East San Jose and Gilroy.
  • A partnership with Valley Medical Center resulted in support for an additional 1,800 families.
  • Subscribers to PHP’s YouTube reached 2,500+ with more than 9,100 hours of videos viewed, an increase of 13.5X since 2018.
  • Total unique annual visitors to the PHP website are now just under 300,000!

#2: Parents Helping Parents will grow an advocacy program capable of reaching 100,000 people through parent center partners and social media networks to mobilize future parent leaders, create system change, and provide political power for families.

2024 FINAL Update:

  • Advocacy for disability causes reached our intended goal of 100,000 people.
  • Parents for Change, the PHP advocacy training program, produced 125 qualified graduates!
  • 7,000+ individuals supported PHP-backed state and national legislative initiatives that can protect individuals with disabilities.
  • 1/3 of advocacy campaigns backed by PHP achieved the desired result.

#3: Parents Helping Parents will lead the development of a statewide hub of information for all parents/caregivers of adults or young adults with disabilities, including a focus on person-centered transition and life plans.

2024 FINAL Update:

  • Connections California is launched! It’s the first statewide program to support adults with disabilities and includes resources in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • 36,000+ visitors accessed the Connections California online hub.
  • Transition to adulthood videos were viewed more than 132k times!
  • 250+ webinars on transition were held in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.