First published in the May 5 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena, is broadening its reach and impact by expanding its services and the number of families it can serve by establishing a permanent, physical presence in Pomona.
The agency’s ongoing commitment to establish deeper connections within the community of Pomona will enhance its ability to respond to families’ needs.
“I am delighted about Foothill Family’s expansion of critical services into our community,” said state Senator Connie M. Leyva. “The impact will contribute to Pomona’s rich diversity and provide more children and families with the services and resources they need to thrive.”
Pomona ranks disproportionately high for key risk indicators and stressors that impact the safety and overall well-being of children and families.
Foothill Family’s programs emphasize prevention and early intervention which decrease the onset of significant emotional and behavioral challenges, support the development of a youth’s strengths and development, and promote resilience.
The new permanent facility in Pomona will expand Foothill Family’s care with the high-quality, personalized, and dignified approach that has long been its hallmark as a leader in mental health care and early childhood development programs.
“Foothill Family feels a responsibility and passion for working with community partners to connect our families to resources throughout the city to ensure our families’ needs are met. Strong and resilient families are the backbone of vibrant, thriving communities. Today, we look to vastly expand our presence, reach and impact,” said Steve Allen, CEO for Foothill Family.
“About four and a half years ago, Foothill Family set up a small office here in the city and over that time, they’ve done amazing work,” said Tim Sandoval, mayor of Pomona.
“We are so thankful that Foothill Family has expanded their services here in the city of Pomona. Particularly as we ease out of this pandemic, we are going to need all the help we can get. When you’re faced with very real challenges and issues, you have a warm, welcoming, caring place that will help you with the services you need.”
Foothill Family’s programs at the Pomona Family Center will focus on early childhood development and youth and family services. The approach to care is intentional and personalized for each client’s continued success. Rather than focus solely on the challenges and/or treatment of one individual, the agency’s programs incorporate parents, children and family members to establish a network of support. This approach to care reinforces the tools and resources clients learn from their work with Foothill Family to ensure lasting change. Programs include:
• Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships
• Home Visitation for Mothers and Young Children
• Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment
• Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment
• Elder Abuse Prevention and Treatment
• Pregnant and Parenting Teen Support
• Parent Relationship Education
• Intensive Mental Health Services
• Early Childhood Workforce Apprenticeships
For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit foothillfamily.org. Foothill Family Pomona Family Center is located at 960 W. Mission Blvd.