We foster restorative relationships and deliver innovative care, treatment, and education so that vulnerable youth and families believe in their worth, heal and build the skills for success.
Vista Maria was founded as an orphanage in 1883 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The compassion, kindness, and strength of those pioneer nuns has served as the foundation for Vista Maria to evolve and continue to serve a variety of needs for vulnerable youth. Today we are recognized as providing best-in-class residential and community-based programs that include: education through two on-campus charter schools; general and treatment foster care; youth assistance programming; independent living; transition services; after-school programming; and treatment and therapy for children, young women and their families. Vista Maria looks to its future as a healing resource center, which will ensure that children and families within our communities have access to critical services and care.