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Boy writing on a dry erase boardSierra Child and Family Services provides residential, educational and community based programs for emotionally disturbed girls and boys in Northern California. The program includes a full continuum of care to ensure all children are served in the least restrictive environment possible.


The children at SCFS face a wide range of challenges, including histories of mental health disorders, learning disabilities, and in some cases physical or sexual abuse and neglect. Our staff work with children and families as a team to bring an increased level of health and functioning to the entire unit, and to provide a better chance for a successful future. The components of our programs include: