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Childrens Group Homes

Children's Group Homes

Junior Blind's Children's Group Homes provide quality round-the-clock care to children and youth, ages 5 to 21, with moderate, severe or profound disabilities—offering them a warm, loving home setting designed to help them reach their highest levels of independence.

Residents live in safe, comfortable and supportive single-family residences which have been renovated to meet their special medical and developmental needs.

Located near Junior Blind's beautiful eight-acre campus, our Children's Group Homes offer residents access to many amenities, including our 24-hour staffed medical office, Special Education School, audiovisual stimulation center, Mattel Park sensory playground, fitness room and gymnasium, swimming pool, bowling alley and music room.

Junior Blind's Children's Group Homes are equipped to meet the needs of residents with severe behavioral and emotional disorders. We offer residents therapeutic recreational activities, community outings, structured programming and comprehensive case management, so that they can develop basic life skills and maximize their potential.

At Junior Blind, we value families first, which means that we offer a variety of services to encourage 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, California.

Who We Serve

Junior Blind's Children's Group Homes are residence to children and youth, ages 5-21, who are blind, visually impaired and/or multi-disabled and who may be medically fragile or have multiple disabilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Blindness or visual impairment
  • Autistic behaviors
  • Seizure disorders
  • Severe neurological problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Chronic heart disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Drug exposure or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Prader-willi syndrome

Program Features

  • 6 Residents per home
  • 1:3 Staff-to-resident ratio
  • Individualized programming focused on independent living, cognitive development, communication, behavior management and socialization
  • Community integration, including community-based outings and recreational activities
  • Single-family home for family-style living
  • Access to Junior Blind's amenities, including medical office and Special Education School
Children need not have a visual impairment to be admitted in the program.

Our Staff

Junior Blind's Children's Group Home staff is dedicated to helping give all our residents the opportunity to each of their individual goals and ultimately their highest potential. Residents can count on a comprehensive professional 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.

Service Areas

Junior Blind's Children's Group Home residents may be referred from throughout the United States.

Referral Procedure

Children may be referred to Junior Blind's Group Homes Program by a family member, healthcare or blindness professional, California Regional Center, school districts or the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Regional Center and/or DCFS approved placement required.