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Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Los Angeles, CA   |  vistadelmar.org

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Mission

Vista Del Mar provides a trauma-responsive continuum of services to empower children, youth, and families in Southern California to lead fulfilling lives.

Ruling year info

1935

Principal Officer

Lena Wilson JD

Main address

3200 Motor Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90034 USA

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EIN

95-1647832

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our programs seek to address social, emotional, and mental health needs and promote ongoing wellness among vulnerable and underserved populations, with a focus on children and families. Unfortunately, in Los Angeles County, even though a growing number of children and families are struggling with mental health and/or developmental challenges, many still don’t have access to high-quality, affordable care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vista School

The Vista School (grades 6 to 12) serves some of the most vulnerable and at-risk youth in all of Los Angeles County. About half are on the Autism spectrum, and the other half have learning disabilities or social, emotional, and behavioral problems.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
People with learning disabilities
People with other disabilities
Low-income people
At-risk youth

Our nationally recognized clinical programs have been awarded a Gold Seal by the Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation a behavioral health organization can achieve. Our facilities in Santa Monica, West LA, and Hollywood provide a variety of mental health services to children, adults and families. Services include Counseling and Psychotherapy, School-Based Mental Health, Teen Parenting, Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Practices, Early Intervention, and Therapeutic and Psychoeducational Groups.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

In our Therapeutic Residential Facilities, we house 40 youth at a time ages 12 to 18, serving more than 100 each year. Most are here because they suffered complex trauma from abuse, neglect, domestic violence or sexual exploitation, which caused severe emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. Vista is often their last resortby the time they are referred here for treatment, many have been on the streets or cycling through foster homes, shelters, and jails. They are in dire need of help, and we are committed to giving them the best care possible.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth

The Adoptions Services Program at Vista is one of the largest state licensed programs in California. Our program is open to all. Whether single, married, partnered, or LGBTQ, we assist and support our clients in building their families through adoption. We offer home studies, adoption education, as well as connections with birth parents, adoption attorneys, and adoption facilitators.

Our Foster Care and Foster-to-Adopt program serves some of our most vulnerable youth. By training and preparing foster parents who are willing to open their homes to these children when they are at their most vulnerable, we hope to increase our positive impact in the community. And ultimately, when it clear that a child will not be reunifying with their biological family, we help them through the sensitive transition to a forever family.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Foster and adoptive parents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Friedman

None

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Dan Bucatinsky

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Arthur Jacobson Jr.

Small Business Owner/Private Investor

Rachael Klein

Finance Director, U.S. Bank

Nancy Holt

Former Chief of Medical Services, UCLA Student Health Center

Marla Kantor

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Laurie Konheim

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Dario Svidler

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/06/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.