About Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. Our Story

Our Story

“We believe that everyone deserves a chance to become more than their past mistakes or current circumstances.”

Established in 1974, Our Roots Are Deep Eggleston Youth Centers: Our Story

Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. (EYC) started almost forty years ago as a small six-bed group home, founded by former Executive Director, Michael O. Graham and his parents, John and Grace Graham, to take care of abused, neglected and delinquent youth.

Over the past four decades, Eggleston has responded to the growing needs of childhood trauma, mental illness, emotional problems, substance abuse, crime, and domestic violence. The agency has grown to eight treatment homes and has expanded services to include foster care and adoption, mental health and substance abuse and education. Eggleston serves numerous children and youth annually throughout Los Angeles County. Eggleston is committed to upholding its mission, vision and core values which will guide the agency through the tough times, serve as a beacon into the future and reflect the culture of the organization. Much has been achieved over the past years, and the agency will continue to strive to fulfill its mission with maximum efficiency and impact.

What We Believe The Eggleston Youth Centers Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The mission of Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. is to be the bridge toward healing, hope and resiliency by providing caring and integrative services to our population served.

Eggleston’s 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.

Core Values
Eggleston’s mission and vision are further defined by a set of core values that embrace the organization and serve as guiding principles for how we manage our work and fulfill our goals. The shared commitment to upholding and honoring these core values is steadfast and supports Eggleston’s philosophy of making children and families our first priority. Our success is determined by actual measurable outcomes of services provided.

To Our Core Eggleston’s Core Values Are:

We uphold our responsibility for the resources entrusted to us and manage them with the highest standards of continuous quality improvement.
We acknowledge that working together with youth, families, support systems, professionals and community are essential in meeting the needs of our clients. We actively seek ways to include our clients in decision-making to achieve self-defined improvements in the quality of their lives.
We commit ourselves to the total well-being of our clients who place their trust in us, our programs and services.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
We strive to maintain an organization that embraces the unique cultural characteristics and diverse background of our clients. We support a culture that respects and embraces human differences in the workplace while servicing our clients.
We mandate that our employees maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism as established by the professional community and our contractual agreements.
We strive to provide the highest quality of trauma-informed services while simultaneously ensuring that resources are aligned with agency goals and objectives.

Putting You First Caring and Integrative Services for Families

Caring and Integrative Services means we treat the whole person and their families – emotionally, physically and practically.

Clarence Brown
Executive Director
“We’ve assembled the top Integrative Family, Health & Substance Abuse Treatment and Service teams. We’re proud of our staff and the important work that we are doing.”

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