Sycamores provides a variety of life-changing programs and services across a network of 10 locations and their surrounding communities. Our services extend throughout Los Angeles (San Fernando, San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys) and Riverside Counties and beyond. Our dedicated staff of over 700 work tirelessly to provide a better life to those we serve.
Our spectrum of services connect people with exactly what they need, whether that means participating in a training program, attending a community event, or receiving ongoing care and attention through a combination of one-on-one services.
Our behavioral health programs and services cover the full spectrum, from prevention and early intervention to residential treatment. Children, adolescents, young adults and adults can be referred to services from a primary care practitioner, their school, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Mental Health, or self-referral.
In 2000, Sycamores created a Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) to address the high levels of homelessness among young adults (ages 18-25) transitioning from foster care to independent living, making our organization the pioneer in integrating mental health services into this type of program. Today our Transitional Independent Living Program is one of Southern California’s longest running and largest for its scattered site model.
Located in Altadena, Sycamores’ residential campus is known as “El Nido” and offers an idyllic and welcoming environment for boys who come seeking intervention and care.
Located in Palmdale, our Family Resource Center supports healthy development and growth for children, youth, and families. Programs include mental health services, tutoring, educational classes and a food bank, all universally accessible to the surrounding Antelope Valley community.
Los Angeles County alone has over 33,000 children, ages 0-18, in the foster care system. Since 1997, Sycamores has been finding nurturing and stable homes for foster children throughout the County, in partnership with dedicated foster families.
Sycamores, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, provides in-person emergency mental health services for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis, via Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT).
Sycamores’ School-Based Services program provides individual and group therapy to students and their families. By working collaboratively within the school community (on campus), Sycamores clinicians are able to assist students experiencing a wide range of challenges, with the development of social, anger management, conflict resolution, and other coping skills.
Advocating for those we serve at the local, state, and federal levels is a critical element to our overall mission and work. Our ongoing efforts and leadership have established Sycamores as an expert in the field, with real-world experience, delivering care and support to children, young adults, and adults.
The Hathaway Center for Excellence (HCFE) is our organization’s research and training program. The HCFE collects and shares evidence-based research discoveries with clinical professionals in the United States and beyond, ensuring findings not only impact the care our agency provides, but also helps to inspire informed care for all consumers in the therapeutic field.