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Sycamores is a leading behavioral health and child welfare agency, creating life-changing programs and services which impact some of the most vulnerable children, young adults, adults and families in our community.

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We provide services across Los Angeles, spanning the San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Antelope Valleys, as well as in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Serving nearly 17,000 Californians facing serious life challenges each year, we use our expertise, creativity, and dedication to help address each person’s individual needs, while also providing tools to help them move forward to a better life.

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We offer hope through programs that complement one another. Some of our programs include:

  • residential treatment
  • foster care and adoption
  • housing and supportive services for young adults at-risk of homelessness
  • outpatient and school-based mental health services
  • wraparound/in-home services
  • psychiatric services
  • family resource center

Leaders in the Field, Advancing Change

We advocate to ensure public policy drives effective practices. With a strong and respected voice and a reputation of providing life-changing care to the most challenging individuals, we are able to advocate for those we serve and change policy on a local, state and national level.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission
Cultivating hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families and communities.

Our Vision
Stronger families…. stronger communities

Our Southern California Roots go Deep

Sycamores was formed by the merger of two leading child welfare organizations: The Sycamores, founded in 1902, and Hathaway Children & Family Services, founded in 1919. Read more history.

Hathaway Center for Excellence

Our esteemed research and training department uses program data to inform our work and drive innovation, which ultimately ensures effective outcomes to those we serve. In addition, we provide training to communities, professionals and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.


Debra Manners, President & CEO, has dedicated her career to serving children and families. Her innovative leadership and visionary work to lead the child welfare and behavioral health fields has resulted in positive changes for thousands of children in the foster care system throughout California.

Debra Manners


Join our inspirational team members at Sycamores to offer the best services to children, young adults, adults and families! Through a continuum of innovative behavioral health and community programs we compassionately work with those we serve, creating solutions which will provide them with a better life.