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Group Homes
(Short Term Residential Treatment Program) 
In Ettie Lee's home-like environments, we offer a highly-structured program that is designed to meet the individual treatment needs of each child.  Our treatment philosophy, with roots in the theories of Abraham Maslow, as well as those of our founder, Miss Ettie Lee, prescribes that our home's culture provide safety and an environment that is emotionally nurturing.
Our small group homes provide residential-based services for youth and transitional age youth whose personal, social, developmental or family situations preclude them from living at home or in a more community-based setting.  We provide a family-like setting whose nurturing and caring staff provide intensive supervision and treatment to support the youth as they overcome the obstacles life has put in their way, making way for a better future.
-Small, safe, residential environments for ambulatory young men ages 8-18+

-24 hour nurturing, structured and supervised care

-Accredited by Commission on Accreditation (COA)


-Fully licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing (CCL)

‪-Specialize in boys who have severe emotional/ behavioral problems and/or academic failure

-Serve Los Angeles, Riverside, Imperial and San Bernardino Counties
Our founder Miss Ettie Lee believed that every child deserves a safe, loving home.  Beginning
in 1950 Miss Lee gave a home to displaced,
homeless and neglected boys by placing them
with loving families.  These homes, non-orphanage settings, were staffed by 24/7 Home Parents and became known as group homes.
Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services has an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, well being and permanency of children and their families.  Ettie Lee provides a continuum of services to children and their families that are in need of support and resources to ameliorate the effects of the obstacles that life has put in their way.

Emancipation Readiness

Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services has a long-established successful independent living program to assist young men emancipate into the community, including one group home dedicated to meeting the needs of emancipation track children ages 16-17. Pre-emancipation readiness and independent living skills are taught to all children ages 14 and older. Children receive life skills and independent living skills training through various modalities. They include:

  • Life Skill assessment
  • Work experience program
  • Independent living/emancipation services
  • Daily living skills
  • Basis survival skills
  • Interpersonal and social skills
  • Academic knowledge and skills
  • Career and vocational skills


Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services 
P.O. Box 339  5146 N. Maine Ave.  Baldwin Park, CA 91706