Our Community Partners

Filling the Emotional Gap

Every day, children in Southern California and Colorado are taken from their homes due to abandonment, neglect, or abuse. Many of these children are moved to foster homes or group shelters where they receive physical care during this time of intense emotional turmoil. However, due to a lack of resources, their relational and emotional needs are often not met.

Mustard Seed Ranch strives to bridge the gap in care provided through the Social Services system by working in collaboration with community partners who share the same vision of breaking the cycle of child abuse.

Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment and the Arts

Oak Grove

Founded in 1989, Oak Grove, a nonprofit organization, is a 24-hour educational and residential treatment center that serves 76 children (plus an additional 80-90 day students) with a variety of psychological, social, emotional, behavioral, medical and neurological problems with behavioral difficulties, school problems, family dysfunction and alcohol or substance abuse. Many of the children have past histories of abuse or other traumas. We are licensed as a level 12 group home and have the additional distinction of being accredited by the Joint Commission as well as the non-public school on grounds having accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  


Olive Crest

Olive Crest

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 70,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.

Olive Crest serves nearly 3,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.




Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Our vision is to create lasting change in the lives of all at-risk children and youth. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

At Hillsides, we take a child’s traumatic upbringing or a family’s challenging situation and turn it into an occasion to restore hope. Our logo, a pinwheel, symbolizes energy, movement, and wish fulfillment, and in some cultures is believed to be an instrument that turns obstacles into opportunities. Our logo is also filled with vibrant color, which represents the bright future that awaits those we serve.


McKinley Children's Center

McKinley Children's Center

Our center has been a leader in providing top quality services to the children and families of our community since it opened over 100 years ago. Throughout the years, the Center has been blessed by the generous donations of the community, allowing us to enjoy a debt-free, fiscally strong standing.

One thing you’ll undoubtedly notice is McKinley’s commitment to quality. This near-obsessive commitment is evident through our accreditation—namely, by the Council on Accreditation, Western Association of Schools and Colleges—and through being an approved provider with the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. This means that McKinley’s services meet the nationally recognized best practice standards, honors that are due in no small part to our highly trained and educated staff who are unmatched in their dedication to the school and the children we serve.