Trinity Youth Services, in Colton, California, provides housing and opportunities for healing and growth to over 300 emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth. They also train and work with foster parents to provide a more permanent home for these children.
The effort was begun in 1966 through the vision of three Orthodox Christian priests from the Los Angeles area.
A quote from their website in regard to their work with children and youth with special needs:
Many of the children in our care, who range in age from birth to twenty-one, have suffered from abuse, trauma, neglect and/or abandonment. As a result, they often develop emotional and behavioral challenges. To assist children in confronting and triumphing over these challenges, each Trinity residential program offers a full range of services – therapeutic, recreational, educational and vocational, as well as independent living skills. Our trained and experienced staff works closely with our children using proven individual and group therapies, evidenced-based practices. Each program has a recreational program that includes athletics, arts and crafts, games, multi-media and other enriching activities.
The children in care have special needs as a result of exposure to violence, drug and alcohol abuse and unsafe living conditions. Trinity Youth Services provides residential treatment for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Trinity offers a structured environment with a highly effective therapeutic regimen, including individual and group therapy, as well as on-site therapists.