Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. (EYC) was established in 1974 in response to the growing numbers of children who were being displaced from troubled homes, the Graham foundation opened a six-bed youth home in the heart of the inner city of Los Angeles.

Today, Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc., helps hundreds of youth reach beyond the circumstances that brought them to our doors by offering something most have never had: a peaceful and supportive treatment home environment. Within the center, our trained and committed staff help residents develop a personal vision for the future, life goals, and step onto a new path towards success with supportive supervision and quality therapeutic, recreational, educational, spiritual, and vocational services.

Eggleston has eight state licensed group homes located throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The paradigm employed by the agency is designed to provide foster youth with a family style milieu supporting opportunities to develop into emotionally healthy and successful individuals. The framework of the paradigm is based on a strength building therapeutic environment consisting of remediation of dysfunctional behaviors and changing unhealthy lifestyles

Behavioral Health

Eggleston Behavioral Health Services (EBHS) is a county contracted, outpatient program providing a variety of behavioral health services using a community-based approach.  The program focuses on providing services to children and youth ages 0-21 suffering from chronic and persistent mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders.  EBHS also provides support to and empowers the caregivers of the youths served through collateral and therapeutic services for them.

EBHS provides a range of client centered clinical assessment and intervention services with a primary focus of reducing symptoms and maladaptive behaviors related to their diagnosis, thus improving functional impairments in life domains.  Services are individually tailored to each client’s unique needs and are trauma informed and culturally sensitive.  EBHS has extensive experience in working with youth placed in group home and/or foster settings, as well as with youth involved with the juvenile justice system, child welfare, and non-public school settings.  EHBS places a strong focus on family participation and the utilization of the strengths of both the client and their family.

EBHS provides Preventive and Early Intervention Services (PEI) and Recovery, Resilience, and Reintegration (RRR) Services, as well as general therapeutic treatment services.

PEI services are provided through the use of Evidenced Based Practices, some of which include:

  • Seeking Safety (SS)
  • Managing Adaptive Practices (MAP)
  • Parent and Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IND-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Specific treatment services include the following:

  • Assessment
  • Plan Development
  • Therapy (Individual, Family or Group)
  • Collateral
  • Medication Support Services
  • Intensive Care Coordination
  • Intensive In-Home Support Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Targeted Case Management

Residential Treatment

  • Emancipation services
  • Educational Services
  • After –School Tutoring Program
  • Anger management workshops
  • Permanency Planning Services
  • Transition Support Services
  • Counseling
  • On-site accredited school
  • Case management services
  • Referral for transitional housing and services
  • Gang prevention and awareness education
  • Referral for substance use disorder counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Medication Support Services
  • Life Skills Training
  • Vocational Training
  • Extracurricular activities

Therapeutic Day Treatment Services

  • Structured educational program
  • Transportation to and from school
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Referral for tutoring services
  • Leadership activities
  • Referral for substance use disorder counseling


Foster Care Services Provided:

  • Recruitment of resource parents
  • Free Training
  • Monthly stipends to assist with the care of the child
  • 24 hour crisis support
  • Reunification services for children/youth/non-minor dependents ages 0-21
  • Emancipation and transitioning services for youths/non-minor dependents
  • Case management services to include referrals to:
    • Mental Health services
    • Tutoring services
    • Vocational training
    • Work readiness and employment services
    • Life skills services
    • Emancipation and transitioning services
    • Sexual health services

Adoption Services Provided:

  • Recruitment of adoptive parents
  • Free Training
  • Monthly stipends to assist with the care of the child
  • 24 hour crisis support
  • Home Study Assessments
  • Placement Matching
  • Finalization Services
  • Case management and adoption assistance services

Substance Use Disorder Services

Eggleston Substance Abuse and Education Program (ESAEP) is a community outpatient program located in the city of Irwindale. ESAEP provides services to adolescent youth and young adults suffering from a substance use disorder or who are considered to be at risk of substance use. We also treat patients with co-occurring disorders and are in need of psychiatric care.  We provide services utilizing a holistic approach that includes the family of those being treated for the disorder. The services we provide are as follows.

  • Screening /intake
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Case management
  • Goal oriented family centered service planning
  • Recovery support
  • Follow up and aftercare
  • Individual and Group Sessions
  • Psychiatric Assessment

Next Steps…

Make a one-time gift or set up a recurring pledge donation.
Donate online  Just Give Program or mail your contribution to:

Eggleston Youth Center, Inc.
13001 Ramona Blvd. Suite E.
Irwindale, CA 91706
Attn: Don Gutierrez