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Chamberlain's Children Center

Hollister, CA

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About Chamberlain's Children Center

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In 1965, Clara Chamberlain started a home for special needs babies in the city of Santa Clara. Over the years, the need for foster care for behaviorally disturbed children increased. Many children were not succeeding in a normal foster care setting having experienced multiple placements prior to coming to her home.

Soon it appeared that the residential care program needed to be complimented with a unique scholastic program. Targeting special education, Mrs. Chamberlain created a school for the children in her care.

In 1969, the Chamberlain’s moved to San Martin where Chamberlain's Children Center was formed as a nonprofit corporation. Chamberlain’s was legally incorporated in 1976.

Chamberlain’s moved to its current site in Hollister in the mid-1980s and continues to honor Mrs. Chamberlain’s legacy by the addition of building a Health, Wellness and Nutrition Center in the building that was her residence.

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