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Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing


6957 N FIGUEROA STLOS ANGELES, CA 90042 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services' mission is to provide innovative and individualized treatment, education, and support services to children, young adults and families to better their lives.


OYHFS is committed to giving all children the chance at a bright future, which they so rightly deserve. In combining therapy, education and a nurturing residential living environment, we provide the specialized care and unbounded love and understanding needed by each and every child. Optimist cares for probation and foster youth in our residential program, with five sites throughout Los Angeles County. We also operate a Community Mental Health program, a Foster Family and Adoption program, and as of 2020, a Temporary Shelter Care program for under-sheltered young girls. At Optimist, futures begin here, starting with a home, a family and hope.


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