Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers


Families struggling through crises or challenging situations know they can find experienced bilingual, bicultural practitioners who are responsive, accessible, and compassionate.  Through our various Bienvenidos Family Resource Centers, we offer numerous community-based programs and services.  We provide mental health services and a family preservation program, among other crucial resources.  Another program we provide is Foster Care and Adoptions. Home-based family care (formerly known as foster care) is an opportunity to provide children, who have experienced trauma, a place to call home. We turn obstacles into opportunities to restore hope and honor the inherent integrity of each individual in every family.

Services may vary based on location.

Family Preservation program includes:

  • In-home outreach counseling
  • Case management
  • Child-focused activities
  • Parent training and substitute adult role model training  
  • Teaching and demonstrating homemaker skills
  • Transportation
  • Referrals to a wide array of services, including mental health, childcare, substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, domestic violence classes, support groups, employment training, income support, housing, early intervention, education and nutrition

Mental health services include:

  • Individual, family or group therapy
  • Problem-solving treatment focused on home or school issues
  • Treatment to help children heal from trauma or cope with challenges
  • Coordinated care with school, home and community
  • Crisis intervention
  • Medication support services
  • Psychological testing
  • School-based services    

Other services

Therapeutic Behavior Services, which offers intensive one-on-one services to children

Wraparound services, developed through a team-planning process, focus on the strengths and needs of the child and family to develop and implement an individualized plan of care to address the children’s mental health needs

Project Safe – LA, an HIV, HEP C and substance abuse prevention program for youth ages 13 – 24 who reside in East Los Angeles.  This program uses selected evidence-based models that include the use of art, film and storytelling to empower youth and communities. 

Family Prevention and Aftercare program that offers activities, resources and supports to keep families together, connect them with communities and help them increase their economic opportunities

School-based mental health services because children’s needs are often first detected in the school setting

Foster Care and Adoptions

Through our Foster Care and Adoptions program, we provide services to children and youth ranging from newborn to 21 years from all backgrounds, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of children whose primary language is Spanish. Adoption is an opportunity for children to have a “forever” family when they are unable to be reunited with their birth parent(s).

Programs are partially funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services. 


Family Resource Centers offer numerous community-based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support, and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena. >
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school, offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavior challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. >
Youth Moving On, with support from The Everychild Foundation, provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults. >