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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

Connie Kniveton MD
Direct Care Staff, MentorConnie Kniveton MD
Direct Care Staff, Mentor

Connie and her husband are the parents of one internationally adopted child and two birth children. Her family includes a horse and two dogs. Connie not only provides her medical expertise as a pediatrician to the program, she also volunteers as a direct care staff in the classroom. She spends many hours here correcting papers and tutoring children in basic subjects. Connie enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and doing service projects. She likes to share meals and vacation with her family.

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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Thank you so much for teaching me how to love myself and come to love my family even when I really didn't want to, and for sticking by me when I put you and your family at risk when I was mean and not appreciative of you.

Thank you for always being there for me and being honest with me.

Even though I didn't like it, thank you for holding me accountable for my behaviors. Also, I appreciate you helping me sort out my past, and how I was abused, and helping me figure out that I can feel more comfortable just being myself.

Thank you for loving ... Read more
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