Childhelp Group Homes of California

Childhelp’s California group homes seek to heal children in California’s child welfare system by providing comprehensive treatment in stable, nurturing, safe environments. Since 1996, Childhelp group homes have served residents with counseling, therapy, support and structure for children they serve.

  • Childhelp operates three group homes in residential neighborhoods of Costa Mesa, California.
  • The Baker Home provides care and services for up to six girls ages 9-16 years old.
  • The Joann Home provides care for up to six boys ages 9-16 years old.
  • The Johnson Home provides long-term and short-term placements to girls ages 12-18 years old. It is also for children who need short-term stabilization before being transferred to the Baker Home or Joann Home

Like a Family

California Group Homes provide an intensive level of supervision and therapeutic services to prepare children for a lower level of care such as foster homes, adoptive homes or reunification with families/guardians. The family-like setting helps residents successfully complete their transition into a more optimal long-term living situation.

It’s Who We Are

Upon admission, each child is assessed for an Individualized Treatment Plan, also known as a Needs and Services Plan. All direct care staff are educated on the child’s treatment plan to ensure residents receive the most appropriate clinical services and interventions. Comprehensive treatment includes psychological, educational, clinical and recreational therapies.

The Childhelp staff cultivates trust and self-worth in every child. Therapists facilitate a weekly social skills building group, focusing on developing skills in manners, sharing, cooperation and making friends. Therapists identify children who may benefit from participation in smaller groups to address more specific issues like anger management, sexual victimization and developmental deficits.

Enrichment Programs

  • Recreation Program
  • Behavior Modification Program
  • Educational Tutoring and Support
  • Special Friends Program
  • Extended Foster Care (AB12) Services at Johnson Home

Program Characteristics

  • Group home clinicians are supervised by the clinical director from the facility in Beaumont, California. Medication support is monitored by the Beaumont nurse and psychiatrist.
  • Group Home Special Friends Program provides opportunities for long-term matches and the possibility of lifelong relationships with caring volunteers.
  • To enrich residents’ stays the group homes engage available community resources like recreational facilities, community events, community parks, community swimming pools, and celebrations.
  • The daily living skills program includes paid vocational opportunities.

 

Key Staff

  • Diana Correa, M.S., Director of Program Operations, California
  • Suzan Abou-Hebeish, Program Manager
  • Additional Staff
    • 29 Child Care Workers
    • 2 Clinical Coordinator/ Therapist
    • 3 Group Home Supervisors

Program Statistics, Fiscal Year 2010

  • 22 Children Served (Under Age 18)
  • 1,956 Service Units Provided (Therapy Sessions, Recreation Program, and Tutoring)
  • 18 Residential Capacity
  • 88% Average Daily Occupancy
  • 247 California Children & Youth Receiving Childhelp Good-Touch Bad-Touch® Curriculum
  • 14,495 Hotline Calls from California

Contact

Joann House
Phone 949-631-9041
Fax 949-631-9045

Baker House
Phone 714-435-7940
Fax 714-435-7941

Johnson House
Phone 714-545-0644
Fax 714-545-0752

For General Questions and Inquiries, please fill out the contact form below.

Volunteer

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