SAVE THE DATE! September 18th, 2017

Come join us for our 15th Annual California Remembrance Day!  Ceremonies will be held around the State of California to honor and acknowledge individuals with mental health and developmental disabilities who died at State Hospitals and were buried without recognition.  Nine sites will participate in this year’s Remembrance Day Celebration.


Ceremony Sites Locations and Times:


Ukiah Cemetery – Russian River Cemetery District

940 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 94582

Contact: Martha Cook (707) 443-2706


Stockton Rural Cemetery

2350 Cemetery Lane, Stockton, CA 95204

Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

Park View Cemetery (Front Circle)

3661 East French Camp Road, Manteca, CA 95336

Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

Porterville Developmental Center Chapel

26501 Avenue 140, Porterville, CA 93258

Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987


Agnews Historic Cemetery

1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986


Napa State Hospital (McGrath Auditorium)

2100 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558

Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986

Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo

15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431

Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987


Metropolitan State Hospital – James Hall Auditorium

11401 South Boomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 92369

Contact: Monica Gallegos (213) 213-8179

Patton State Hospital Auditorium

3102 East Highland Avenue, Patton, CA 92369

Contact: Robyn Gantsweg  (213) 213-8134


At 1:55 PM, there will be a statewide moment of silence to honor those who died without recognition or acknowledgement at State Hospitals and Developmental Centers. By giving respect to our peers,  we are honoring all of us.

All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact:                                          

Alicia Mendoza

Disability Rights California    

(916) 504-5986                                                                                         

You can also follow us on twitter for more updates on the ceremonies @DisabilityCA