Did You Know?

Tierra del Sol serves
over 675 individuals
with developmental disabilities every day.


Did You Know?

95% of the individuals Tierra
serves are fully engaged in
paid employment, integrated volunteerism
or post secondary education.


Did You Know?

Tierra clients provide 50,000 hours of
volunteer service each year
to 110 non-profits.

Luis Blocks




Did You Know?

Tierra's Workforce Development Program
teaches marketable job skills.


Did You Know?

Tierra Artists have participated
in over 250 Fine Art Exhibitions
in more than 50 cities
throughout the world.

Hamer Shot_Amichai Rubinstein (left), Joe Zaldivar (center), Rebecca Lienhard (Right)

The Tierra del Sol Foundation was founded 45 years ago by eight families who were searching for an alternative to institutionalizing their children. Today, Tierra del Sol helps more than 675 people each day across Los Angeles County overcome cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral challenges resulting from developmental disabilities. Tierra has grown into a recognized leader in developing innovative, accredited services that enable adults with developmental disabilities to realize their greatest human potential. We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for individuals to discover and share their talents and abilities with the community and their family. We believe our community is stronger when all of its members are valued and appreciated. Through Tierra, people are supported to become gainfully employed, volunteer and pursue post-secondary education, thus enabling them to fulfill their hopes and dreams and build the life that they want.

Rebecca Lienhard
Chief Executive Officer

Tierra Changes Lives
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Tierra Del Sol Foundation News

  • Stand up for your rights!

    Calling all parents and family members
    of persons with developmental disabilities.

    Your presence is critical at the Candidates Forum—Tuesday, October 18th!

    As two strong and longtime advocates of people with developmental disabilities exit their seats in the California State Senate, we must make our voices heard to those who will replace them! We must show […]

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  • The Second Annual Donor Appreciation Reception for Tierra’s Circle of Inspiration Members
    Committee Picture

    The committee, pictured (L to R), CEO Rebecca Lienhard, Tierra parents, Kevin & Pat Moore, Marc Littman, Karren McClenahan (chair), Jan & Steve Maseda, and CDO Cathy Galarneau.

    A pleasant summer evening at Tierra’s beautiful Sunland Campus set the scene for its Annual Donor Appreciation Reception on Saturday, August 6th for members of Tierra’s Circle […]

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  • Sunland Studio Arts Tile Show and Open House – A Success!

    Many thanks to the individuals that participated in this year’s Sunland Studio Arts Tile Workshops and Show! It was wonderful to see so many beautiful faces on our campus on Saturday, July 16th, as we showcased hundreds of unique, handmade tiles created by individuals in the community. We hope you managed to get the tiles […]

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