Overcoming challenges with integrated services.

Eggleston's Short-Term Residential Treatment Therapeutic Program

HELPING OUR YOUTHProviding therapeutic services, structure support and guidance.

Eggleston Youth Centers, Inc. is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division to operate a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program Agency designed to provide time limited intensive treatment and support services.


Eggleston Short-term Residential Therapeutic Program (ESTRTP) is designed to mitigate identified mental health challenges, alter behavioral patterns and optimize opportunities for success in family and community settings.

ESTRTP offers 24-hour care and supervision of English and Spanish speaking male youth, 13 – 17 years old. Youth are placed for a variety of reasons, the behaviors are typically the result of a history of trauma, abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of our youth have severe and persistent challenges in social, emotional, behavioral and mental health functioning. Although circumstances vary, we often serve youth who struggle with substance abuse or dependency, anger management problems, and personal victimization issues. Accordingly, our program provides services addressing co-occurring substance use, LGBTQ, gender identity issues, youth who have been exposed to sex trafficking, victims of abuse/neglect, some medical problems, special education, and adolescents preparing for independent living.

The model of the agency is designed to provide foster youth with an opportunity to develop into emotionally healthy and successful young men.


A SAFE PLACE TO RECOVEROur youth deserve a stable place to work on their recovery.

Eggleston Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program consist of eight facilities throughout Los Angeles & San Bernardino counties.

Our youth are provided a safe, structured, and family-like environment where they receive rehabilitative services which include individualized clinical interventions, psychopharmacology, educational and medical services, and structured programming.

An important factor of recovery is to engage the youth in addressing and identifying their needs, stabilize symptomatology, and prepare for permanency, transition to independent living, or resource/intensive treatment family.


Eggleston Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program practices include trauma-informed care which focuses on respect for the individual’s physical, emotional and psychological safety and well-being and minimizes the use of any type of physical restraint practices.

Eggleston Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program Services

Eggleston Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (ESTRTP) provides short-term therapeutic services to males, ages 13-17 referred by Los Angeles County Departments of Probation (LADOP), Children and Family Services (DCFS), San Bernardino County Departments of Probation (SBDOP), and Children and Family Services (SBCFS). ESTRTP cannot accept non-ambulatory, emergency (immediate, less than 24-hour notice of planned placement), or non-minor dependents (NMD).

With a special focus on trauma informed care, the clinical team at Eggleston cares about finding the best path to healing for each individual youth.

Our Residential Treatment Services Offerings Include:

  • 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

OUR GOALSYouth Need Care that Focuses on Their Unique Needs

Eggleston Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program provides the highest quality of care to our residents, with a goal of assisting them supporting the youth in reaching their individualized treatment objectives, increasing their resilience and assisting them with acquiring adequate tools and skills needed to life a productive, meaningful life.

Our goal as the treatment provider:

  • 1. Engage youth, their identified birth family member(s) and anyone else identified by the youth as his support person, in the decision-making process.
  • 2. Facilitate the youth reintegration with their family/caregiver and community or in an alternative permanency plan to prepare for independent living. The transition plan focuses on establishing the youth in a safe, healthy, supportive community-based environment. Length of stay is short-term (6 to 12 months) and individualized based on each youth treatment needs.
  • 3. Create a safe, holistic, consistent, and strengths-based treatment delivery of services consistent with trauma-informed care involving understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Services focus on assisting youth in rebuilding a sense of control and power through their participation in group meetings, student council, and continuous quality improvement committees. These services assist youth in acquiring, retaining, improving, and generalizing the behavioral, self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills while supporting their voice in matters affecting them.

An Integrated Treatment Program

Eggleston Short-Term Residential Treatment Program strives to provide services that supports the youth efforts to work toward leading a meaningful, healthy, sustainable life. The program focuses on meeting the needs of the youth and providing services which contributes to the youth having the best opportunities to be successful. The ESTRTP facilities are stable and supportive homes where the youth can grow and thrive. The living environment is a nurturing family-like settings, where the youth experience a sense of belonging, with an emphasis placed on personal responsibility. The youth learn skills enabling them to build and maintain healthy relationships with peers and adults. This is achieved by developing rational and effective ways of coping with painful, and traumatic situations. By living within a community of peers, the youth learn to encourage each other’s success.

The ESTRTP addresses the youth individual needs though clinical assessments and treatment that focus on identified strengths and development of social skills, problem solving, and coping mechanisms. The treatment team integrates resources for planned, purposeful, and therapeutic activities, that encourage developmentally appropriate autonomy and self-determination. The collaborative efforts of the youth and the therapeutic team better prepare for the youth to return to their family and the community.

CREATING A BETTER FUTURE Helping our youth helps our whole community.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
– Coretta Scott King

STATISTICEach year in California, approximately 4,000 children/youth/NMDs leave foster care with no family or permanent connection to support them in their transition to adulthood.

Unable to overcome these challenges on their own, former foster youth have become over-represented in the population of young adults who are: homeless, incarcerated, face early pregnancy, are poorly educated, and lack skills for employment.

Together we can create a brighter future.

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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