New! Regional Map and Chapters Guide

State Map of Regions

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9

Region 10

Region 11

Region 12

Region 13

Our goal is to serve you better, and help you find the support you need!

If you are seeking a People First Chapter in your area, simply open the state map of regions on the left, identify your region, and then open the corresponding list of chapters for that region. You can also print out the list!

People First of California is a true grass root, organization which practices self reliance from the start.

People First groups come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one size fits all for organizing a local chapter. Every chapter is unique and how the group is organized depends on its members.

In order to be approved as a People First Chapter, you first must meet the following requirements:

  • The title of People First must be in the name of your chapter
  • You must run your chapter using the five guiding principles:
    1. Run BY and For people with Developmental Disabilities
    2. Know you rights and responsibilities
    3. Speak up for yourself
    4. Solve problems and make decisions for yourself
    5. Contribute to your community
  • In order to start your People First chapter you must elect 4 officers to run your meeting.
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Sergeant-at-arms (optional)