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Vista Del Mar’s Community of Services' mission is to provide comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self reliant, stable and productive lives.

Supporting the children and families of Los Angeles since 1908.

My Forever Family

By RT Documentaries | Axis of Logic
Why special needs children need really special families
All over Russia, residential homes are filled with thousands of orphaned and abandoned children with mental and physical disabilities. Many are in remote regions far from proper health care facilities or where there are few qualified medical staff. All too…

Jordan O’Kelley: Creating Art for Special Needs

By Debra L. Eckerling | Special Section | Jewish Journal
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…

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.



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Although #GIINGTUESDAY has passed we are still collecting to reach our goal for #feedavistafamily for the holidays.


When you donate, please remember to add a description on our donation page noting that this donation is for #GIINGTUESDAY

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.


As you gear up for the holiday season, as you pick out all of the ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast, and begin to write your list of gifts to buy, think of a family who is financially unable to do any of that. Think of a child who faces developmental and behavioral challenges, and whose…

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…