Western Youth Services

Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth, and families.

Laguna Hills, CA   |
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Western Youth Services

EIN: 95-3407054


Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth and families.

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Lorry Leigh Belhumeur

Main address

23461 South Pointe Drive Suite 220

Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA

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Formerly known as

Teenage Resource Center



Subject area info

Parent-teacher involvement

Mental health care

Child welfare

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth



Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 5 children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition. Our aim is to move the needle to 1 in 6 in this generation.

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?

WYS School-Based Programs

The School-Based Program is a scalable school-based collaborative effort that brings to schools and school systems a unique and comprehensive set of solution-focused mental health and wellness services and strategies. Our engaging 3-tiered approach allows us to help individuals, families, and schools with a wide range of needs, from prevention to crisis. We build programs tailored to serve the particular needs of each school that include components from our Prevention, Early Intervention and Intensive Intervention Tiers. Our programs and services are driven by respect for individual needs and strengths and a standard of excellence and efficiency that utilizes evidence-based practices. Our approach to treatment is established, documented and proven to work.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people

WYS provides mental, behavioral and emotional health services to more than 4,000 families annually at one of our four outpatient clinics in Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana and Mission Viejo. In 2023 we’ve increased capacity by 30% and are opening a second clinic in Santa Ana.

The clients served in these clinics are among the most vulnerable of our local population and are referred to us when facing crises. WYS provides outpatient services primarily for Orange County Medi-Cal eligible clients up to age 21. Individualized and solution-focused services are provided at a level, frequency and duration consistent with each client’s treatment goals. Services include but are not limited to clinical interventions, clinical and psycho-diagnostic assessment, family therapy, crisis intervention, treatment planning, discharge planning, case management, mediation support, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, peer support, and advocacy.

Population(s) Served

Western Youth Services along with five local area partners formed the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative (BHTC) in December 2019 to work together to provide mental health and wellness trainings at no cost to the Orange County, California community. We offer in-person trainings at various facilities in Orange County and can host trainings virtually through Zoom as well, making it even easier for families, agencies, schools and community groups to attend. One of the many benefits of working as a collaborative is the ability to provide a wide range of topics. Some areas of training include:

• Suicide Prevention
• Mental Health First Aid
• Trauma-Informed Care
• Self-Care for Professionals
• Recognizing and Responding to Client Needs
• LGBTQ+ Training
• Improving Family Communications
• Multi-Cultural Mental Health Training
• Building Trauma-Informed School Communities
• Evidence-Based Clinical Trainings

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work


Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average youth self-rating of functioning and coping skills

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Out Patient Clinics

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

% of all clients reported healthy, improving, or stable mental health or well-being.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Formed the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative (BHTC) to coordinate training of community agencies and members. With funding from HCA, we created the "Resilience: Essential Social Emotional Trainings (RESET) Toolbox", a collection of no-cost trainings and resources that build resilience to help the kids and families of OC cope with living in the age of COVID-19. In addition to our Adverse Childhood Experiences work, we implemented use of the Pediatric ACEs and Related Life-events Screener (PEARLS). In response to COVID-19, we pivoted our agency to provide some mental health services via telehealth, where contractually permitted, to increase success. We will continue enhancing our agency's ability to effectively serve the community by continually increasing competency in the area of Diversity Equity and Inclusion through training and clinical initiatives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Western Youth Services
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.83 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Western Youth Services

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Western Youth Services’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$159,235 -$76,912 $1,356,166 $458,496 $389,740
As % of expenses -1.0% -0.4% 5.9% 2.2% 1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$221,787 -$193,132 $1,185,946 $292,025 $206,931
As % of expenses -1.4% -1.0% 5.1% 1.4% 0.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $16,100,321 $18,349,175 $24,270,552 $21,227,627 $23,995,155
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.4% 14.0% 32.3% -12.5% 13.0%
Program services revenue 99.9% 99.8% 90.1% 99.9% 98.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.1% 0.2% 9.9% 0.1% 1.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $16,319,644 $18,426,087 $22,914,386 $20,769,131 $23,605,415
Total expenses, % change over prior year -4.6% 12.9% 24.4% -9.4% 13.7%
Personnel 81.4% 83.4% 71.1% 81.1% 82.8%
Professional fees 0.3% 3.6% 15.0% 6.6% 4.8%
Occupancy 7.7% 6.9% 6.0% 6.8% 6.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 10.6% 6.1% 7.9% 5.6% 6.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $16,382,196 $18,542,307 $23,084,606 $20,935,602 $23,788,224
One month of savings $1,359,970 $1,535,507 $1,909,532 $1,730,761 $1,967,118
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $368,585 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $17,742,166 $20,446,399 $24,994,138 $22,666,363 $25,755,342

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.7 1.8 0.5 1.0 0.7
Months of cash and investments 0.7 1.8 0.5 1.0 0.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.9 0.5 1.1 1.4 1.4
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $990,040 $2,832,037 $949,270 $1,751,214 $1,335,764
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,848,365 $1,982,626 $2,681,302 $2,400,513 $3,055,250
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $827,044 $1,195,629 $1,293,241 $1,422,445 $1,486,452
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 58.0% 49.8% 59.2% 65.5% 74.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 53.4% 75.0% 41.5% 40.0% 53.8%
Unrestricted net assets $1,590,586 $1,397,454 $2,583,400 $2,875,425 $3,082,356
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,590,586 $1,397,454 $2,583,400 $2,875,425 $3,082,356

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Lorry Leigh Belhumeur

Dr. Lorry Leigh Belhumeur has been the CEO of Western Youth Services for over 17 years and has worked for the organization for more than 20. In her current position, she oversees the full range of mental health services for over 74,000 children, youth and families all over Orange County per year. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Education from UCLA. She is a Licensed Psychologist. With the perspective of an educator and a psychologist, she is a fierce advocate for youth and families, especially those experiencing adversity. She is committed to a community where youth and families have access to resources to make them safe, healthy and happy. She has lived in San Clemente with her husband and two daughters for more than 20 years.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Western Youth Services

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2023
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Board chair

Darren Kerstein

US DLA Piper

Term: 2022 - 2025

David Lechuga

The Neurobehavioral Clinic and Counseling Center

Lorrayne Leigh Belhumeur

Western Youth Services

Csilla Kopanny

La Habra School District

Elizabeth Garcia

Sandra Renner

Retired Educator

Jill Dominguez

CEO, Mary's Path

Ryan Gregory


Darren Kerstein

US DLA Piper

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/29/2023

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

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.


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