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Without Walls

About us

Without Walls is a Community Based Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities. A program of the Gateway Center of Monterey County, it operates in collaboration with the Pacific Grove Adult School. 

Program focus

Using Person Centered Practices, we support the preferences, desires, and goals of each individual in the areas of vocation, education, personal development, socialization and recreation. To achieve these ends, our daily focus is on:

  • Community Integration 
  • Relationship Building 
  • Skill Development
  • Hands-On Training
Entrance criteria

  • Be a client of SARC (San Andreas Regional Center). We also reserve a few openings for those who are not clients. Please call or email to inquire.
  • 22 years or older
  • Use the restroom independently
  • Handle & administer medication independently (during program hours)
  • Have a desire to integrate into, or volunteer in, the community 
  • Able to participate safely in the community at a student to staff ratio of 3:1

Program Hours and Dates

  • The program is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 2:00.
  • The program follows the PGUSD academic calendar, and is closed during the district’s scheduled breaks (such as Spring Break, Fall Break, etc.).
  • We do, however, remain open during the summer.

Program Hours on Zoom

Monday through Friday 9:30 to 2:30

Tuesday through Friday 4:00 to 5:00
Program Schedule on ZOOM

Program Schedule on ZOOM

 9:30 - 10:00 Meditation & stretching
10:00 - 11:00 Social time and games
11:00 - 11:30 Activity choices using Breakout Rooms
11:30 - 12:00 Story read aloud
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Movie
1:00 -1:30 Activity choices using Breakout Rooms
1:30 - 2:00 Exercise / “Get Up and Move” games
2:00 - 2:30 Announcements & Virtual Adventures
4:00 - 5:00 Tuesday through Friday: Afternoon hour of fun 
Program details during remote programming on Zoom

Program details during remote programming on Zoom

  • 29 hours of programming are offered over Zoom. Attend all 29 hours, or log in and out as you wish. 
  • Breaks are encouraged. Get up and move around, keep a water bottle handy, and bring your snacks.
  • We use break-out rooms on Zoom to provide more than one activity option at a time. This allows us to pursue individual interests and goals. 
  • We maintain the 3:1 student to staff ratio online.

Home Deliveries

Made once a week on Mondays, we deliver supplies necessary for the coming week.
For questions, or to enroll, contact:

For questions, or to enroll, contact:


Kristin Guertin

Community Integration Coordinator

Without Walls, Gateway Center of Monterey County

850 Congress Avenue

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

831-224-1003 (text or call)