Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR) is a private nonprofit agency incorporated in 1955 by a group of dedicated parents seeking an alternative to institutionalization for their children with developmental disabilities. Today, HCAR serves Humboldt County citizens with developmental disabilities by promoting individual independence, community inclusion and family unity through a wide variety of services and supports.

The agency's primary mission is to assist the people we serve to develop and maintain a network of supports that maximizes their opportunities to be contributing members of their communities.

Funding for HCAR's various services comes primarily from the State of California via the Redwood Coast Regional Center. We are also funded by the Humboldt County Association of Governments, CalTrans, grants and community support through donations and through revenue we generate from paid work projects and various services provided to local businesses. HCAR's revenue makes possible regular services to more than 400 individuals and employment of more than 300 staff and consumers.
HCAR takes pride in delivering high-quality services that enhance the lives of the people with developmental disabilities in our community.


Phone: (707) 443-7077               Fax: (707) 798-6292



Humboldt Community Access & Resource Center (HCAR)
  • HCAR operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with TITLE VI of the civil rights act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under title vi may file a complaint with HCAR.
  • For more information on HCAR’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (707) 443-7077 extension 807, or visit our administrative office at 1707 E Street, Suite 2, Eureka, CA 95501. For more information, click here to see the complaint procedure and form.
  • A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, ATTENTION: TITLE VI PROGRAM COORDINATOR, EAST BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR-TCR, 1200 NEW JERSEY AVE., SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20590
  • If information is needed in another language, contact (707) 443-7077 or dial 211

You have a right to receive competent oral translation of any written documents related to HCAR Dial-A-Ride or Care-A-Van services.

If you want oral translation, please:

Dial 211 and ask for help with HCAR Transportation

- Or, if you are on an HCAR bus,

Ask your driver for help (your driver has a card to let you select the language you speak).