Open or CloseDesert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled
In September of 2009, Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled (DFDD), a 501(c)3 non profit, public benefit charity was created to address the needs of the developmentally disabled population in the Coachella Valley.
DFDD conducts seminars on Special Needs Trusts and Conservatorships. A new social program has been developed for our special needs clients, it is a dance class that meets every Saturday morning throughout the year. “High Hopes Dance Troupe” performs at our Annual Tea and Fashion Show, and now will be performing at various functions in the Coachella Valley. Many of our adults have no outside connections, and this will allow them to become socially active.
DFDD presently conducts one major fundraiser during the year; The Annual Tea and Fashion Show is held in February. DFDD also co-sponsors along with The Jackson Garrett Band, a Peace and Awareness Concert held on the first Sunday of each Month. Proceeds from this benefit concert are donated to DFDD Clinical Services, (dba We Care Dental).
The Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled (DFDD) a 501(c)3 non-profit, public benefit charity is dedicated to meeting the special needs of developmentally disabled individuals, veterans and the elderly by providing low cost, affordable care and services.
The vision of DFDD is to enhance the quality of life and well being of its target populations by developing vital services that include dental care, podiatric care, housing, financial counseling, job training and family respite care.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARIANNE BENSON, CO-FOUNDER
CRIDER PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.
CREATING A LEGACY, INC.
AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA
MELVIN GLICK, D.D.S.
WE CARE DENTAL CENTER
RUSSELL BENSON, CO-FOUNDER
WILLIAM C. WHEELER JR., JD, CAE
MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
ROBERT OSTERMAN, M.D., J.D.