Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program (CRP) is located on our beautiful eight-acre campus and provides quality round-the-clock care to 40 children and youth who have a combination of moderate, severe or profound disabilities or disorders—offering them a warm, loving home setting designed to help them reach their highest levels of independence.
Residents of CRP benefit from access to on-site amenities, such as a 24 hr. staffed medical office, Junior Blind's Special Education School, Mattel Park playground, fitness room and gymnasium, swimming pool, bowling alley and music room.
The program is equipped to meet the needs of residents with severe behavioral and emotional disorders and offers therapeutic services for children whose have been removed from their homes by the courts.
At Junior Blind, we value families first, which means that we offer a variety of services that encourage our residents and their families to maintain strong family relationships. Families are invited to visit residents frequently, participate in our support groups and attend family camp sessions at our Camp Bloomfield in Malibu, CA.
Who We Serve
Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program is home to children and youth, ages 5 to 21, who have varying levels of developmental, medical, physical and behavioral challenges, including, but not limited to:
- Blindness or visual impairment
- Autistic behaviors
- Seizure disorders
- Severe neurological problems
- Chronic heart disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Drug exposure or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Prader-willi syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
- 1:2 Staff-to-student ratio; 1:1 supervision ratio available as needed
- Individualized programming focused on independent living, cognitive development, communication, behavior management and socialization
- Orientation & Mobility (white cane) instruction provided as needed
- Access to on-site amenities, including medical office and Special Education School
- Community-based outings and on-campus recreational activities
Junior Blind's CRP staff is dedicated to helping give all of our residents the opportunity to achieve their highest potential and achieve each of their individual goals. Residents can count on a comprehensive team of counselors, case managers, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists and Orientation & Mobility instructors.
Our residential counselors are experienced and state-certified as Direct Care Professionals. Case managers and supervisors possess bachelor's and master's degrees in Child Development, Special Education, Psychology, Human Services, Social Services or other related fields.
Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program residents come from across the state and from all over the country.
Children may be referred to Junior Blind's Children's Residential Program by a family member, healthcare or blindness professional, Regional Center, school district or the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.