HLN's Michaela Pereira has worked with Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services for over a decade. She shows us what makes this place special and how being a part of their community helps her in her everyday life. -Source: CNN
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services (OYHFS) is a nationally accredited non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. We are one of the oldest and largest agencies of its kind in Southern California. Referrals are accepted from throughout the state of California. We serve over 500 at-risk youth and their families every day.
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services at a glance:
Chief Execuitve Officer
Silvio John Orlando
Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services. (C.O.A.) The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Sources of Referrals
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Probation Departments from throughout California.
Optimist has over 300 staff members.
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services
6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076
Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175