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 2017-2018 fiscal year, 2,378 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 370 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:

Emergency Shelter Care Program:

  • 129 boys, ages 7 to 12, received a short-term, temporary home (many remaining beyond 30 days as determined in the best interest of the child).
  • 129 boys received medical, educational and emotional assessments.
  • 100 percent received trauma-informed health care and mental health support.
  • 129 boys experienced a nurturing home, supportive services, activities and academic support.

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP):

  • 100 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.
  • 100 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:

  • 86 teens in residence benefited from strategies developed by treatment teams and child and family teams in accordance with STRTP.
  • 48 families in the community received support via mental health community outreach or wraparound services.
  • 86 teens in residence benefited from strategies developed by treatment teams and/or child and family teams in accordance with STRTP.
  • 176 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:

  • 149 boys and girls were students at the school, representing a 13 percent increase in enrollment.
  • Completed stage I of Drew’s Brain Arcade and Learning Lab.
  • Enhanced reading program to include Fast ForWord; providing remediation therapy for students with Dyslexia.
  • Opened collaborative classroom in elementary school resulting in students returning to their district of residence at a faster pace.
  • Provided staff training in Fast ForWord reading program and TEACCH, an educational philosophy enhancing independence for students with autism.
  • Contracted with art therapist who provides enrichment activities: dance, sports, drawing, painting and creative writing.

Renaissance Community Prep – School for Behavior and Learning Diversity:

  • 160 boys and girls attended school.
  • 38 new students represented a 10 percent increase in enrollment.
  • 95 percent promoted to next grade level.
  • 5 seniors met state graduation requirements earning their high school diplomas and all enrolled in community college.
  • 12 students improved their academics and behaviors allowing them to return to public school in their district school.
  • Daily appropriate school behavior for the average of all students rose from 74 percent to 79 percent.

STAR Academy:

  •  1,636 students throughout California received academic, transitional and/or behavioral services at their home, school or hospital.
  • Statewide network of 769 contractors.
  • Partnering with 149 school districts and charter schools from 23 counties throughout California.