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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

BJ McGhie
Administration, MentorBJ McGhie
Administration, Mentor

BJ and her husband Ben are the adoptive parents to one child and four cats. They are looking forward to adding more children and pets to their family in the future. Here at the program, BJ is an administrative power house. She takes care of all things financial, manages our web page, fixes computers, keeps track of grades, and coordinates between teachers here and our charter school partners. She also mentors other parents and children. BJ enjoys spending time with Ben and their very large families. Table games at their house are known of near and far. She loves to travel, spend time with girlfriends, read and do service projects.

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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Words cannot fully describe the amount of gratitude and respect we have for you. The love and support you have so winningly and fervently given is a testament to your inner strength and character.

The seemingly effortless grace and unconditional love you display for the PCC kids, parents, and volunteers continues to impress and amaze us. Mary Poppins Drill Sergeant falls short of your abilities to reach within us in an amazing and therapeutic language.

We have learned so much from you, even by observing a group therapy session & observing your approach has put so many of the puzzle pieces together. You 've ... Read more
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