Lea Montgomery - Owner and Executive Director
You can contact Lea directly at Lea@familiesunited-respite.org
Her experiences as a single, working mother and with her daughter, Shosha, who was born with brain damage, led Lea to jump at the chance to provide in-home respite services to other families with a child who had special needs. "Respite services, as a family support service, is a cornerstone of the foundation we must lay in building a workable solution to deinstitutionalizing the lives of our children and keeping them in our communities."
As Executive Director, Lea is responsilbe for all Administrative duties of our programs. Although living in Eureka she is committed to being accessible to staff and the clients and families we serve: (707) 268-1775.
On a personal note - The family in our logo is a drawing made for me by Shosha when she was 10 years old. In 1989 when I was starting Families United, she graciously gave me permission to use it in the logo.
Monica Diaz - Program Director
You can contact Monica directly at Monica@familiesunited-respite.org
As Program Director, Monica oversees the daily operations of our Program. She is located in our Lakeport office.
Monica joined our Management Team in June, 2018. She is committed to our services and having "worked her way up" in the field of developmental disabilities, brings the added bonus of having experienced every level of service delivery from "caregiver" working one-on-one with clients to managing and overseeing program operations.
Joseph Solis - Administrative Assistant/Assistant Personal Assistance Program Coordinator.
You can contact Joseph directly at Joseph@familiesunited-respite.org
As our Administrative Assistant in the Lakeport office, Joseph is Indispensable! Overseeing our scheduling and worker Timecards, billings and 1001 duties in the Lakeport Office. Joseph has recently added assisting with our Personal Assistance Services in Lake County.
Kelly LayRaitt - Personal Assistance Services Coordinator
You can contact Kelly directly at
Kelly returns to Families United having been the Service Coordinator for our pilot project for Supported Living Services in the early 1990's. In her current role, she works with our Personal Assistance Services developing PA Plans and offering support to the clients and staff. Kelly is located in our Ukiah office: 205 West Clay Street.
Kayla Miller - Administrative Secretary.
You can contact Kayla directly at
Kayla first came to Families United in 2013 as one of our Professional Caregivers. Her experience as a direct service provider gives her a level of experience that is invaluable in grasping the complexity of our services. The added bonus of the extremely high level of her secretarial skill set makes her a perfect fit for this position and a welcome member of our administrative team.
Kristin Velez - Receptionist and Office Assistant
You can contact Kristin directly at
Although new to our Administrative Team, Kristin has been with Families United since 2011 when she joined us as one of our Support Staff, providing direct care for our clients. Her knowledge of, and commitment to, our philosophy and the importance of the services we provide is evident in the continuing dedication she brings to our agency in her new role.
To Contact Us
Location of Lakeport Office
Main Office Address: 720 South Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453
Ukiah Office Address: 205 West Clay St., Suite 4, Ukiah, CA 95482
Tel: 707-498-2219 or Fax: 707-467-9918