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 the 2016-2017 fiscal year, 1,613 unduplicated abused, neglected boys and teens, developmentally and learning disabled boys and girls, and emancipated youth, as well as 148 families 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 2016-2017 program outcomes are as follows:

Emergency Shelter Care Program:

  • 256 boys received medical, educational and emotional assessments.
  • 100 percent received trauma-informed health care and mental health support.
  • 256 boys experienced a nurturing home, supportive services, activities and academic support; many for the first time.114
  • 256 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).

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP):

  • 93 male teens received 24-hour supervision, academic tutoring, recreation, therapeutic services and behavior management.
  • 100 percent attended school on campus or in the community.
  • 100 percent participated in athletics, cultural outings and enrichment activities.
  • 93 youth received health care, physicals, dental and eye care.
  • 5 months represented the average length of stay in the program.
  • Every youth in the program has a treatment team working to support sustainable family reunification, placement in a foster family or in transitional housing.

Transitional Housing Program:

  • 4 emancipated youth received housing, case management, mentoring, education and employment assistance and supportive services.
  • 4 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.
  • 1 client graduated from Cal Poly Pomona University with a double major, while another graduated North-West College and is pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.

Mental Health Program and Wraparound Services:

  • 319 youth received therapeutic services through the Mental Health and Wraparound programs.
  • 148 families in the community received support via mental health community outreach or wraparound services.
  • 93 teens in residence benefited from strategies developed by treatment teams and/or child and family teams in accordance with STRTP.
  • 26,952 hours of clinical and treatment services provided. They include: Prevention and Early Intervention, Field Capable Clinical Services (Recovery, Resiliency & Reintegration), Residential Treatment, and Wraparound.

Bliss Academy School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities:

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

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

  • 146 boys and girls attended school; 24 were boys/teens in the residential program.
  • 95 percent promoted to next grade level.
  • Average daily attendance reached 89 percent; 3 students had perfect attendance for the year.
  • 10 students successfully returned to public schools.
  • 5 students graduated: 1 successfully entered transitional housing, 3 will attend community college, 1 graduated one year early.
  • Successfully opened new campus for grades 8-12.
  • 2017 California Department of Education Review resulted in 100 percent positive findings.

STAR Academy:

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