Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, social service agency serving abused, neglected, abandoned and delinquent youth. Established in 1974, the organization has created comprehensive services in order to assure each child and youth has access to a safe and nurturing environment.
The mission of Eggleston is to be the bridge towards healing, hope and resiliency by providing caring and integrative services to our population served. Our vision is to serve as an exemplar for providing nurturing, holistic, compassionate, evidenced-based therapeutic treatment programs to ensure that every person served has the tools to lead sustainable and meaningful lives. Our vision is driven by a cadre of high quality treatment teams dedicated to serving children, adolescents, young adults and families who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, or are experiencing behavioral health or substance use issues.
Executive Director’s Message
Founded in 1974 by the John, Grace and Michael Graham Foundation as a six-bed foster home for abused and neglected foster youth, Eggleston has expanded its program operations through managed growth to include eight departments: Residential Treatment; Foster Care; Adoptions; Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder; Family Preservation; Human Resources; and Accounting.
The transition of Eggleston from a small family home into a comprehensive social services agency providing high quality programs of the first rank was the result of a long-term strategic plan. The strategic plan evolved out of the need to create synergies of shared activities to offer evidenced-based treatment services. The development of the current five-year strategic plan is the result of an inclusive process involving the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, Program Directors, program and administrative consultants, cross functional committee teams, and stakeholders including community advisory board, youth, and families.
The strategic plan is designed to address the unprecedented transformation that is occurring in how treatment programs will be accredited and how outcomes will be measured. Building upon Eggleston’s legacy of inclusiveness by welcoming all ethnicities, genders and gender identifications, the agency will shift additional resources to trauma informed care. The range of services offered in our continuum of care enables us to meet the challenges of promoting safety, stability and well-being for children, youth and families. Additional resources will focus on increasing the number of licensed therapists, reduce the ratio of child care staff to youth, increase trauma-informed trainings; and making existing treatment facilities more home-like. The long-term goal is for Eggleston to evolve into a trauma-informed organization.
Eggleston will continue its partnership with other special programs such as Living Independently for Eternity (LIFE), which teaches youth character building, financial literacy, professional attire, resume development, etiquette, and food preparation; and instills the value of giving back to the community. Additionally, to assist our youth in their journey of healing, Eggleston will continue its partnership with the non-profit organization, It’s Time for Kids, to reward positive behavior with recreational, cultural and educational programs. By encapsulating in the strategic plan an intensive trauma-informed care, along with independent living skills and cultural enrichment activities, our youth will be prepared to transition to permanency plans to live sustainable healthy lifestyles.
Clarence Brown, MBA Executive Director
If you would like to become a Resource Parent, please call (323) 954-1464
Si desea ser un padre de Crianza, favor de llamar al (323) 954-1464
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Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc.
13001 Ramona Boulevard Suite E
Irwindale, CA 91706