Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of Haynes Family of Programs?

Haynes Family of Programs provides educational resources for children who, for reasons of psychiatric, emotional, behavior, or learning challenges, cannot attend a regular public school. Since its founding in 1946, the agency has provided a home and therapeutic services to boys in need of extra support. Services are also available to the community with therapies provided in-home or off campus.

Who runs Haynes Family of Programs?

Children growing up in very difficult circumstances need to experience trust and counsel. At the heart of Haynes Family of Programs’ work are more than 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.

How successful are the programs at Haynes Family of Programs?

The best measures of the effectiveness of our programs are the tangible achievements of the children we serve. During the 2022-2023 fiscal year, 1,549 unduplicated children and their families benefited from our portfolio of programs.

Fiscal year 2019-2020 program achievements

Mental Health Services:

  • 195 youth and families in the community received a full spectrum of mental health services, including outpatient care, full service partnership, prevention and early intervention, and wraparound services.

Bliss Academy – School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities:

  • 150 boys and girls participated in the program during the 2022-2023 academic school year.
  • 4 seniors met state graduation requirements and received their high school diplomas and 2 students transitioned back to their home school districts as a result of learning to excel in a less structured classroom environment.

Renaissance Community Prep/Joan Macy School – School for Behavior and Learning Diversity:

  • 200 boys and girls attended Renaissance Community Prep/Joan Macy School during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • 18 seniors completed state requirements for high school graduation.
  • 34 students returned to less structured district programs.

STAR Academy:

  • 319 students throughout California received academic, transitional and/or behavioral services at their home, school or hospital.
  • Partnered with 155 school districts, charter schools and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) across California.