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Western Youth Services

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine

Location

23461 South Pointe DriveSuite 220Laguna Hills, CA 92653 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Western Youth Services seeks to improve the quality of life in our community, maximize human potential and promote culturally sensitive self-sufficiency through programs which prevent and treat mental, emotional, social, educational and behavioral problems of youth and their families. WYS promotes community partnerships in the planning, development and implementation of its programs.

Description

Western Youth Services (WYS), founded in 1972, is a community-based non-profit agency that provides prevention and mental health treatment services for troubled youth and their families. WYS programs include children's mental health clinics throughout Orange County; services in Family Resource Centers in Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Orange, Westminster and Huntington Beach; and counseling and crisis intervention services for the Orangewood Children's Home, a facility that cares for abused and neglected children. In public-private partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency and local School Districts, WYS also provides services on-site in public schools throughout the County. WYS employs nearly 200 staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family counselors, and support personnel. It also serves as a training site for clinical interns. A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of professionals from business, human services, health care, and education governs the agency.

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