Hathaway-Sycamores Connections is one of the first comprehensive wraparound programs in Los Angeles County. Developed for high-risk youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems, wraparound is used as an alternative to residential or group home institutional care. The goal is to keep the child at home while receiving treatment or if the child is already in institutional care, to return them home sooner. Wraparound is not a specific program or type of service but a process.
Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center provides support services that include after-school enrichment programs for children and youth, individual and family counseling, academic support, access to community technology center, and other preventative programs designed to help enrich and empower families and their communities.
Hathaway-Sycamores Residential Based Services (RBS) is a pilot program, in conjunction with the State of California, designed to move children out of residential treatment more quickly and back into their own homes or foster/adoptive homes. Nearly 60 boys between 6-18 years of age live at our El Nido residential campus at any given time. The Residential Based Services Reform and Demonstration Project seeks to shorten stays in residential treatment by developing a treatment team to work with the child from his first day in residential care.
School mental health programs are emerging as a model for providing mental health services for youth, especially for those who face barriers in accessing services in traditional settings. The program provides crisis intervention, individual, group and family therapy for students and their families. This program also provides linkage services to other agencies, in-home family support and access to medication support.
The group home facility has grown from its initial 10 residents to six cottages, each housing 12 children. Mental health treatment services are provided to every resident. The Haynes Education Center, a non-public school founded in 1989 as a companion to the group home facility, initially provided schooling to the children of what was formerly LeRoy Boys Home. It has grown to serve not only the children who live on campus but the community as a whole, accepting children (boys and girls) from 14 school districts throughout Southern California.
Our health outreach services offer access to free or low-cost health care and community resources to improve the health and well-being of children and families: Medi-Cal Program and Emergency Medi-Cal (Open throughout the year), assistance with renewals and requested forms by the eligibility worker, Covered California (special enrollment), healthy kids (0-5) who are not eligible for Medi-Cal and/or Covered California, Safety Net referrals.
At H.E.L.P.E.R one of our focuses is the youth. We successfully utilize lectures, group counseling, leadership training, field trips and mentoring; tutoring, job development, job training and job placement; and workshops as tools to reach the youth. We provide community service, gang intervention services, anger management, conflict resolution, drug and violence prevention, as well as sexual assault classes for at-risk youth in the community.
Arroyo Vista Family Health provides a comprehensive range of medical, dental, optometry, imaging, and pharmaceutical services. Arroyo Vista Family Health's services are designed for all ages, from infants and children, to teens, adults including Women's Health, and the elderly. Many services are provided at no cost, including daily screenings, health education, annual flu vaccine clinics, immunizations for children, and our annual health fairs.
The Clubhouse is an informal meeting place for clients who are 18 years and older and living independently with the help of a strong supportive network. At Hillview, they socialize, attend group meetings to improve life skills, and share insights about their experiences and progress from people who understand their situations.
Hillview Mental Health Center, Inc. | Full Service Partnership (FSP) Program for Transitional Age Youth
Young men and women between the ages of 16 and 25 with mental illness appreciate the additional recognition by professionals that their mental illnesses are inextricably connected to the difficulties of finding their places in life. They can receive FSP supportive mental health services from Hillview at home or in the community. The aim of FSP is to help clients stabilize their mental health and formulate and pursue educational and vocational skills leading to independent living in the community.