Situated across 123 acres of beautiful scenery, the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village has been dedicated to the 24-hours-a-day treatment of abused, neglected, and at-risk children of California since 1978. Committed to creating a genuine community environment, the village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old. The children are referred by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices that rely on Childhelp’s team of mental health professionals to assess each child arriving at the facility and develop an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan incorporates activities and services to allow the children opportunity to grow, heal and develop. Each individualized treatment plan may include:

  • Clinical therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy

Our skilled and compassionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, case managers, and chaplains work together to restore the mind, body and spirit of every child.

The goal is to see a child ‘graduate’ to a less restrictive, positive placement including being reunited with family, adopted, placed with a foster family, or relocated to a less intensive treatment facility. The village responds to the needs of abused and at-risk children with critical community partners including neighboring school districts, county placement partners and the Southern California County Department of Public Social Services. Through these collaborations, residents are provided quality, comprehensive services to help each child succeed.

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