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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Optimist’s residentially placed clients
receive a variety of mental health

services including intensive individual
and group therapy, psychiatric
services, multi-family
groups,
substance abuse treatment, recreation
therapy, and expressive
arts therapy
including art, music, pet, and
movement.

SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS

Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services

6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175
www.OYHFS.org

Website management:
Email:rmartinez@oyhfs.org
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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY is used to treat the effects of trauma, problems in social
relationships, and/or family problems effecting the client’s emotional well-being.  The role of parents as partners in the treatment process is highly emphasized in the client’s mental health program.  Parents are included in the development of the treatment plan, in family therapy sessions whenever possible, and in collateral sessions to focus on their role as parents. 

AFTERCARE SERVICES are offered to all program graduates and
their families for up to one year to assist with the reintegration process and to help clients maintain the goals achieved through our residential program services. This vital addition to our program in 2002 has led to consistent successes amongst participants, 65% of whom have remained crime free and no longer in need of out-of-home placement.