IMAH is a non profit 501 (c)(3) agency and was founded in 1973 by a group of concerned parents and community members. IMAH is a day program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Our program includes a host of components including independent living skills classes, work adjustment training, pre-vocational training and self advocacy training. We have our Thrift Store, the Sierra Thrift Mall. We use the store as our training ground each client works in the store and earns a pay check. We offer our Work Opportunities Program which allows us to have our Clients work out in the public with a job coach. The job coach stays with them for as long as needed in order to insure their success. We also have Supported Living Services (SLS). This program allows a client to live on their own in an apartment or home of their choice. We provide support staff that helps in their everyday needs like shopping, cleaning, dr appointments and many other things. Our staff is there to support them not do everything for them and we provide as much support as needed. Some Clients may need 24 hour support while others only need an hour or 2 a day or a week. We also provide the transportation to and from our day program we drive 600 miles a day. We are the only day program in Inyo and Mono county so we provide service from Lone Pine to June Lake. IMAH is not a county or state run program. We are funded through various types of funding 40% of our income comes from IMAH’s Sierra Thrift Mall, 15% comes from foundations and community support and 45% comes from Regional Center funding. Regional centers are private, non-profit corporations operating under contract with the State of California through the Department of Developmental Services. IMAH contracts with a Regional Center (Kern Regional Center) to provide services to adults with intellectual disabilities.
The thrift mall is open Mondays-Fridays, 11am-5pm, and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.