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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Juanita Alarcon

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Juanita Alarcon
Juanita Alarcon

Area Director
Joni and Friends
Dublin, CA

Juanita Alarcon is the Director of Joni and Friends SF Bay Area and a Behavior Intervention Specialist. She has dedicated over 12 years of Christian ministry in the disability community. At a very young age Juanita became an advocate for people with disabilities. Having a mom and a brother who were disabled gave her the special role of care provider early on. There were many challenges growing up in a family affected by disability, including abandonment. With a broken heart, she turned to God and His grace came flooding in. Juanita’s life story is about God’s redeeming love and divine purpose in our brokenness.

2020 Workshops

Special Needs: Having a Heart for the Disabled and Our Role as the Church


When people ask about Gods view of people with disabilities, the answer should be quite simple: look at the church…look at the spiritual representation of God on this Earth, look at the spiritual leaders of our communities. The church and a person’s faith have a profound impact on their mental and emotional well-being. Many studies reveal that when faith is included in wellness planning, individuals experience shorter recovery times, fewer hospitalizations, and fewer relapses. Faith is the cornerstone of personal wellness and self-care, particularly for special needs parents.

In this workshop, we will explore tangible ways on how to do life with our friends living with disability,how to provide and promote services and outreaches, and how to accelerate Christian ministry in our disability community.