Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The purpose of Haynes Family of Programs is to provide educational resources for children who, for reasons of psychiatric, emotional, behavior, or learning challenges, cannot attend a regular public school. The agency provides residential treatment for foster care children and recently emancipated youth. Services are also available to the community with therapies provided in-home or off campus.
Children growing up in very difficult circumstances need to experience trust and counsel. At the heart of Haynes Family of Programs’ work are over 350 professional staff, the board of directors, governmental colleagues, philanthropic friends, parents and volunteers—all of whom have created a very special partnership of caring, respect, and mentorship. Haynes Family of Programs is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a board of directors. Board members volunteer their time and resources to ensure that Haynes is run in a fiscally sound and responsible manner, in accordance with established procedures and practices. The agency’s senior management team reports to the president and CEO. Loyal and ethnically diverse teams of professional staff members are dedicated to helping each child at Haynes Family of Programs to define his or her future. More than half of our staff hold associate, post-secondary, or graduate degrees and are credentialed professionals with a variety of specializations: including behavior therapy, special education instruction, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, and residential care.
The best measures of the effectiveness of our programs are the tangible achievements of the children we serve. During 2015-2016, 883 unduplicated abused, neglected males, developmentally and learning disabled boys and girls, and emancipated youth, as well as 159 unduplicated family members and caregivers, benefited from our portfolio of programs.
The purpose of Haynes Family of Programs is to provide educational resources for children who, for reasons of psychiatric, emotional, behavior, or learning challenges, cannot attend a regular public school. The agency provides residential treatment for foster care children and recently emancipated youth. Services are also available to the community with therapies provided in-home or off campus.
Children growing up in very difficult circumstances need to experience trust and counsel. At the heart of Haynes Family of Programs’ work are over 350 professional staff, the board of directors, governmental colleagues, philanthropic friends, parents and volunteers—all of whom have created a very special partnership of caring, respect, and mentorship.

Fiscal year 2015-2016 program outcomes are as follows:

Short Term Residential Treatment Center:

  • 114 youth received 24-hour supervision, recreation, therapy, tutoring, behavioral support and vocational development.
  • 100 percent attended school on campus or in the community.
  • 100 percent participated in athletics, cultural outings, and enrichment activities.
  • 114 youth received health care, physicals, dental and eye care.
  • 5 months represented the average length of stay in the program.
  • The program continues to maintain its status as one of the Department of Children and Family Services’ preferred residential treatment providers in Los Angeles County.

Emergency Shelter Care Program:

  • 159 boys, ages 7 to 12, received a short-term, temporary home (30 days with an additional 14-day extension when in the best interest of the child).
  • 159 boys received medical, educational and emotional assessments.
  • 100 percent received trauma-informed health care and mental health support.
  • 159 boys benefited from nurturing supportive services, activities and academic support.

Transitional Housing:

  • 14 emancipated youth received housing, case management, mentoring, education and employment assistance and supportive services.
  • 5 youth no longer in need of transitional housing continued to receive aftercare supportive services.
  • 100 percent of program residents were employed and/or attended school full-time.

Mental Health Program and Wraparound Services:

  • 242 children and their family members received mental health counseling and therapeutic services.

 

School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities:

  • 115 boys and girls were students at the school.
  • 115 students participated in occupational, sensory integration and behavioral therapy programs.
  • 70 students communicated using technology and iPads.
  • 93 students received modified academic instruction based on their developmental needs.
  • 100 percent of students met their individual education plan goals and objectives.
  • 115 students participated in inclusion enrichment activities and community-based instruction.

School for Students with ADHD, Emotional Disturbance and Learning Disabilities:

  • 134 boys and girls were students in the program; 10 of the students were also in the residential program.
  • 90 percent of students successfully met state Common Core academic benchmarks and were promoted to the next grade level.
  • Average daily attendance reached 90 percent and 3 students had perfect attendance for the entire school year.
  • 8 seniors graduated high school with diplomas; 4 began attend community college in the fall.

STAR Academy:

  • 290 students throughout the State of California received educational, behavioral and therapeutic services.