Welcome to Junior Blind's new Children's Residential Program (CRP).
In response to the changing needs of our residents and community partners, Junior Blind's CRP program has evolved. Children and youth previously residing at the CRP have now moved into group homes in the community surrounding Junior Blind, where they continue to enjoy the warm, secure home environment for which we are well-known, but in a more individualized setting. For more information about Junior Blind's Group Homes, please click here.
Junior Blind's new Children's Residential Program provides sighted children and youth with serious or life-threatening medical conditions and serious mental health challenges who are impacted by the foster care system with a nurturing, highly structured round-the-clock therapeutic setting where they can thrive.
Intensive mental health support is provided through individually tailored, specialized approaches which target symptomatic behavioral disturbances and address the barriers preventing return home or to less restrictive community environments.
The Children's Residential Program is located on our secure, eight-acre campus and offers residents access to a 24 hr. staffed medical office, playground, fitness room and gymnasium, athletic fields, swimming pool, bowling alley and music room.
At Junior Blind, we offer a variety of services and supports that encourage our residents and their families to maintain strong family relationships. A family-friendly environment promotes the involvement of family members in a variety of treatment and programmatic opportunities.
Who We Serve
Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program provides dynamic, multi-dimensional treatment and support to children and youth, ages 10 to 18, who have varying levels of developmental, medical, physical and behavioral challenges, including, but not limited to:
- Autistic behavior
- Seizure disorders
- Severe neurological problems
- Serious emotional and behavioural disturbances including depression, anxiety, impulsivity and aggression
- Chronic heart conditions
- Cerebral palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Prader-willi syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
*Children and youth do not have to be blind or visually impaired to be admitted to the program.
- 1:3 staff-to-student ratio
- Individualized and group mental health support
- Highly structured and predictable therapeutic living environment
- Access to on-site amenities, including 24 hr. staffed medical office with dedicated nursing staff
- Community-based outings and therapeutic on-campus recreational activities
Junior Blind's CRP staff is dedicated to providing youth with the opportunity to achieve their highest potential and achieve each of their individual goals. Residents can count on a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team of therapists, case managers, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists and milieu counselors.
Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program residents come from throughout Los Angeles County.
Children may be referred to Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.