Plumas Rural Services
586 Jackson Street
Quincy, CA 95971

Bob Battistoni

(530) 283-3611 Ext. *817

Mary McElwain
Assistant Coordinator

(530) 283-3611 Ext. *828


ALIVE Brochure

  • A.L.I.V.E.
  • We
  • Thank You

Adults for
Learning and growing,
Integration in the community,
Vocations of choice,
Enthusiasm for life

ALIVE provides training and support for adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. Trained staff and a supportive group environment enable participants to hold paying jobs, become involved in community activities, use community resources, increase independent living skills and develop self-advocacy. ALIVE is committed to helping people live productive and enriching lives.

The best way to understand what the ALIVE program is all about is to watch the video presentation given at the 2013 fundraiser at the Whitehawk Restaurant. Watch and share this amazing perspective of being "ALIVE".

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the ALIVE program and support people with disabilities in Plumas County. It's quick and easy through PayPal.

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One-on-one support for those who live independently including:

• Cooking & cleaning
• Money management
• Home safety
• Relationships & sex education


Our day service program provides educational classes in a group setting either at our site or in the community.

• Self-Advocacy
• Housing search
• Volunteer activities
• Recreational outings
• Health & exercise programs
• Bike & pedestrian safety
• Public Transit
• Community access and trips to the library, post office, banks, college, and local stores.


For those who want to be employed in the community.

• Job interest/skills assessment
• Applying for jobs
• On-the-job training
• Continued support
• Job skills/self employment

Plumas Rural Services (PRS) is pleased to announce the purchase of a new van through the support of the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District. The 2012 van allows PRS’ ALIVE service to safely transport its clients throughout the greater Sierra Nevada region with a significant reduction in emissions.

The van was purchased by PRS with nearly 80% of the cost provided by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD). This funding has enabled these daily trips to occur with a far lower level of vehicle emissions than previously. In addition to making such trips easier for staff to manage from a driving perspective, PRS is also excited to promote the environmental benefits the change in vehicle presents. The agency estimates that it will be able to reduce the number of miles travelled by its older, heavy-emission bus by 2,400 miles per year. Emissions reductions through this project are estimated at approximately 100 lbs per year, over 95% of which are nitrogen oxides. PRS is proud to be a part of the NSAQMD’s efforts to maintain our region’s air quality.

The NSAQMD mission tasks the District with preserving air quality and protecting the public health and public welfare in Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties. The funding provided to PRS was derived from vehicle license fees through the state Assembly Bill 2766, which seeks to implement activities or purchase equipment that reduces air pollution from vehicles.