I had just turned 13 when I was brought to Optimist. In 1980, I was placed in the Transitional Day Treatment Program where we were picked up from home at 6am and returned after 6pm.

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Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services has been part of the Los Angeles community for over a century. Recently, one of our former residents came back to see us and share her story.