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 400 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 2018-2019 fiscal year, 2,419 unduplicated children and their 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 therapeutic services for boys and teens in foster care. Services are also available to the community with therapies and educational services 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 400 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 2017-2018 program outcomes are as follows:

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) and Emergency Shelter Care:

  • 109 male youth experienced safety in a nurturing home on Haynes’ tranquil campus.
  • 109 youth were assessed for adverse childhood experiences, mental health needs and trauma exposure.
  • 100 percent participated in athletics, cultural outings and enrichment activities.
  • 109 youth received health care, physicals, dental and eye care.
  • Every youth in the program has a treatment team working to support sustainable family reunification, placement in a foster family or in transitional housing.

Mental Health Program and Wraparound Services:

  • 109 youth in residence received mental health services, case management and the support of an interdisciplinary team.
  • 54 families in the community received support via mental health community outreach or wraparound services.
  • 124 youth in the community received therapeutic services.
  • Clinical and treatment services provided include: Prevention and Early Intervention, Filed Capable Clinical Services; Recovery, Resiliency and Reintegration; Residential Treatment and Wraparound.

Bliss Academy – School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities:

  • Enrollment increased from 149 to 167 students during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Opened a behavior department headed by a behavior coordinator and supported by three behavior analysts/specialists and 15 behavior interventionists..
  • Successfully transitioned five students back to home districts after achieving good behavior and improved academic performance.
  • 5 seniors met graduation requirements and 10 students successfully completed certificate track qualifications in the transition program.
  • Utilized Drew’s Brain Arcade where students improved their sensory integration and academic development working with Fast ForWord scientific learning software.
  • Intensified staff training on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), instructional strategies, functional communication using technology, Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children (TEACCH) for students with autism.

Renaissance Community Prep – School for Behavior and Learning Diversity:

  • 180 boys and girls attended school.
  • 10 high school seniors met State requirements and earned their high school diplomas.
  • 21 students successfully returned to public school either full- or part-time.
  • Of the 10 graduates, four enrolled in college, three went directly into the workforce, two are participating in independent living programs, and one student moved north to be with family.
  • 25 students successfully participated in the supported employment program.
  • Supported employment program curriculum is being expanded to include middle and upper elementary level students.

STAR Academy:

  •  1,794 students throughout California received academic, transitional and/or behavioral services at their home, school or hospital.
  • Statewide network of 500 contractors.
  • Partnering with 180 school districts, charter schools and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) across 24 out of 58 counties throughout California.