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Changing lives and healing relationships by helping people thrive through education, treatment, prevention & advocacy.
Child & Family Center is dedicated to helping children, families and adults reach their full potential for becoming caring and responsible adults. Established in 1976 as St. Stephen's Special School, the agency's founders saw a need to assist children with emotional, learning and behavioral problems, by helping their parents learn better ways to parent them. Evolving into the SCV Special Children's Center in 1985, counseling services are added for teenagers and their parents.
Now known as the Child & Family Center, the agency has grown into a provider of comprehensive prevention, early intervention, diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic services for children, teens, adults and families who live in the Santa Clarita Valley.
For over 40 years, Child & Family Center has built on what our founders started by providing quality care and services to children and families in need. Although the passion and purpose stayed the same, as a vibrant and mission-driven organization, we have grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve and expectations of our funders. Most significantly, we recently navigated two mergers enabling us to leverage resources and more efficiently and effectively provide mental health, substance use, and domestic violence services. This all sets the stage for our Strategic Plan that is framed with four aims in mind: Better Care. Smarter Spending. Healthier People. Joy in Work.
Click here to read our 2018-2021 plan.
Our Board of Directors
Chair, Board of Directors
Vice Chair Governance
Business Owner Salon 7
Retired Superintendent Newhall School District
American Family Funding
W.S. Hart School District
Castaic Lake Water Agency Board Member
College Bound Strategies
Attorney at Law
Lentini Financial Advisors
CEO Global Education Strategies
Cornerstone Realty Advisors
City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission
Our Senior Leadership
Joan Aschoff, PsyD
Chief Executive Officer
Carolyn Labbe, MA, LMFTV.P. Clinical Services
V.P. Marketing and Community Outreach
Christy Beaudin, PhD, LCSW, CPHQ
V.P. Quality, Training & Compliance
Linda Lawrence, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Director Human Resources
Mary Brown, BA
Senior Director of Administrative Services
Kimberly Hirano, MS LCSW
Division Director of Access & Specialty Services
Melissa Mercer, MS, LCSW
Division Director Intensive Services
Jennifer Roecklein, MA CPHQ
Director Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
Child & Family Center is a member of
Child & Family Center is a certified drug and alcohol treatment provider. Certification by the California Department of Healthcare Services demonstrates that Child & Family Center meets standards specifically for the outpatient treatment of the alcohol and/or other drug problems of youth and adults.
The Center collaborates with a variety of agencies including local school districts, local, county and state government representatives, various social service agencies, and law enforcement to provide the best possible care for our clients.
Our partners include: