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Adopt-A-Family at Sycamores

Help Brighten The Holidays

At Sycamores, we believe every family’s holiday celebration should be special. Each year, we provide gifts for approximately 400 children, young adults and families in need. But we can’t do it alone! Sycamores Board Member Todd McIntyre We are able...

Sycamores Provides Wellness Support for the Royal Court

Wellness Support for the Royal Court

After a successful partnership last year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is again partnering with Sycamores to provide wellness support to members of the 2023 Royal Court. Royal Court members are coached in public speaking and etiquette skills, media and...

Assistance League Baby Shower Backpacks donation to Sycamores

Baby Shower Backpacks

Sycamores received a special delivery from the Assistance League of Arcadia – 50 “Baby Shower Backpacks” filled with some essential items needed to welcome and care for infants. Wipes, diaper cream, pacifiers, books, onesies, soap, swaddles, bottles, and gift cards...

Sycamores Community Wellness Specialist Rosie Martinez

More Than a Cooking Class

Foster youth have been cooking up something special in the Life Skills and Cooking Class at our El Nido campus. Guided by Sycamores Community Wellness Specialist Rosie Martinez, an experienced cook, the youth learn how to work together and prepare...

Breaking Barriers – National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month. While mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity;...

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Shannon Boalt Named Chief Advancement Officer

We are proud to announce the promotion of Shannon Boalt to the Chief Advancement Officer position. In her new role, she is responsible for leadership and management of the agency’s fundraising, marketing, and communication efforts. “Shannon has been an important...

Los Altos Auxiliary Welcomes New Leaders

Last month Sycamores’ support group, Los Altos Auxiliary, joined together for their Annual Installation Luncheon in the beautiful garden of Linda Cotter's La Cañada home. Laurie Rodli, Hilary Gregg, with Sycamores’ President & CEO Debbie Manners (center). Business of the...

Sycamores Foster Youth

Foster Youth Receives Scholarship

Despite the challenges he has faced throughout his young life, 18-year-old Sergio Gonzalez continues to impress us with his achievements. A youth in foster care at our El Nido residential campus, Sergio was earning Cs and Ds before coming to...

Music Therapy at Sycamores

Showcase House Grant Funds Music Therapy

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) awarded Sycamores with a $6,000 grant to fund music therapy for the foster youth at our El Nido residential campus. Each year, PSHA awards grants to non-profit organizations to support their efforts...

Sycamores Rozlyn Kwong

Grief Counseling Webinar

Rozlyn Kwong, a member of our research and training program, Hathaway Center for Excellence, was a panelist on one of the Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute’s webinars earlier this year. It was part of a two-day institute hosted by the...

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Community Food Bank Opens in Palmdale

Sycamores has been providing critical mental health services in the Antelope Valley since 2006. To help more children, young adults and families in the desert community, we recently relocated our Lancaster offices to a new, larger space in Palmdale. This new...

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Sycamores’ Community Forum Focuses on Solutions to Issues Facing Students and Schools

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Debra Duardo and State Deputy Superintendent of Equity, Dr. Daniel Lee were the keynote speakers. (PASADENA, Calif., October 18, 2021) — The urgency of supporting our students’ recovery from the effects of the...


Hathaway Center for Excellence Awarded Substantial Grant to Fund Research and Training

This summer, as part of Sycamores’ agency-wide rebranding, the organization’s esteemed research and training program was officially named the Hathaway Center for Excellence (HCFE). The HCFE is important, as it enables our organization to collect and share evidence-based research discoveries to...


Sycamores – Introducing a New Name, Brand and Logo

July marked the launch of Sycamores – the announcement of our new name, brand and logo. The agency has been operating as Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services since the merger of Hathaway Children & Family Services and The Sycamores in...

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Hathaway-Sycamores is Now Sycamores

Join us as we celebrate the next chapter in our organization. We are pleased to share that, effective July 2021, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will officially be changing its name to Sycamores. With this name change we will also be...

Dr. Nick Ryan

Supporting Our LBGTQ Youth: Tips for Parents

Dr. Nick Ryan Did you know that youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) are overrepresented in the foster care system? According to the Human Rights Campaign’s All Children All Families Program (HRC), many enter foster care...


Taking Action – Community Partners Making a Difference

Over the past year, the pandemic has made it more difficult for many of our families to meet even their basic needs. During this time, it has been especially meaningful to see the generous support we have received from our kind...

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Celebrating Foster Parents Heroes

May is National Foster Care Month, the perfect time to celebrate the wonderful individuals and families who open their hearts to foster children in need of a safe and loving home. We recently spoke with some of our foster parents about...

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Sycamores Board Members Share “Why I Serve”

Across the nation, the month of May signifies a time to recognize mental health awareness. In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we asked our board members – who give so much to Sycamores as leaders, philanthropists and advocates – to...