California Deafblind Services

CDBS Family Support Providers

California Deafblind Services is working to ensure that family members of children who are deafblind have access to other family members for the purpose of peer support and guidance. CDBS staff understand, however, that there is no need to create a duplicate or parallel family network—many Family Resource Centers (FRCs) around the state already operate successful, effective family-to-family support networks. The goal of CDBS is to make sure that interested family members from around the state are linked with their local FRCs, that the FRCs benefit from the training that CDBS conducts, and that FSPs are supported by CDBS in whatever way they need in order to be effective.

 Family Support Providers have experienced deafblindness in their families; they are here to help.  You can link to some of the FSP profiles below by clicking on their names.




Spanish / English Bilingual

Claudia Arceniega Riverside   Yes
Angelica Avila Union City Yes
Patricia Barr Long Beach Yes
Teresa Becerra North Hills/San Fernando Valley Yes
Tamberly Bloodgood San Diego No
Victoria Criswell Alamo No
Martha De La Torre Long Beach Yes
Ann Fennell Yorba Linda No
Diane Frank Bakersfield No
Mayra Garcia Long Beach Yes
Josie Garro Chino/San Bernardino County Yes
Julie Goodwin San Francisco No
Sonia Hernandez La Puente Yes
Vicky Iqueda Lake Elsinore Yes
Sorina Littlejohn Gardena Yes
Sandra Luckett Rancho Santa Margarita/Orange County No
Alba Marquez Whittier Yes
Diane Matlock SF Bay Area No
Myrna Medina Riverside County Yes
Esmeralda Mora Los Angeles Yes
Tammie Pasley Orange No
Herlinda Rodriguez Downey Yes
Guadalupe Ruelas Ontario Yes
Sara Ruiz San Fernando
Rosa Salas Pittsburgh


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