Jordan O’Kelley: Creating Art for Special Needs

Jewish Journal | Debra L. Eckerling
Fourteen-year-old Jordan O’Kelley took a unique approach to his mitzvah project, roping in his twin 13-year-old sisters, Rachel and Macey, as well as his parents for additional support.
Jordan had his bar mitzvah in January through Vista Del Mar’s Nes Gadol program, together with four other special-needs teens…

Vista is pleased to welcome new President & CEO, Lena Wilson, J.D.!

Lena Wilson, J.D. has been appointed to the position of President & CEO. Wilson, who holds a Doctorate of Law degree, is an experienced, purpose-driven, compassionate, and strategic leader with a strong record of success in non-profit organization management, focused on empowering at-risk children, families, and communities. She has held executive positions at several non-profits…

Leadership Advisory Board 2019-2020

Applications to the 2019-2020 Leadership Advisory Board are being accepted until the 10th of July 2019.


Vista Del Mar Honors Seven Women at the 2018 Women of Excellence Luncheon

Videos honoring the women for the Ruth Shuken Humanitarian Award at our 2018 Women of Excellence Luncheon and featuring all nine women honored and some of the kids from Vista Del Mar.

Announcing the Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program

Thanks to a generous gift from and partnership with the Herb Alpert Foundation, our school’s music program has been expanded. The Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program provides Vista Del Mar children with a safe environment to explore their creative potential, develop a greater appreciation of music, and learn career skills. The Impact of Music Therapy…

You Shop and Amazon Gives to Vista Del Mar

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day including electronics, clothing, and more. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

During National Child Abuse Prevention Month we would like to share information about Vista Del Mar’s Home-SAFE division and the role it plays in supporting Los Angeles County families dealing with abuse.

Home-SAFE, a division of Vista Del Mar, serves the metropolitan Los Angeles area with prevention and early intervention programs including child care, counseling, parent education, child development guidance, mental health, and family support services. Within the family support services branch, we have The Family Project program which is specifically funded for child abuse/ neglect prevention…

Chef DAS in the news!

 LA Parent |  Christina Elston
Chef DAS provides some cooking tips for special kids for LA Parent.

Chef Darrell DAS Smith created the culinary arts program at Beverly Hills High School and has cooked at the White House. He is now director of food services at Vista del Mar.

Attention: IAC Families

We are here to help you complete your family! Call (310) 836-1223, x280 for details on our special program for you.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Announces Nancy Tallerino as new President and CEO

Los Angeles, CA. (June 14, 2016)- Culminating a statewide Executive Search, Nancy Tallerino, LCSW has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, effective immediately. Vista’s Board Chair, Philip M. Stein confirmed the appointment today. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted that…