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Five Acres has served vulnerable children and families since 1888. We provide family-centered support services on campus and through outreach programs in homes, at schools and in off-site offices.
  Five Acres cares for and protects the innocent and vulnerable through intervention and counseling, anger management, parenting classes and our domestic violence program.
Five Acres helps children and families heal and thrive. Treatment is personalized and may utilize or combine assessment services, individual, family or group counseling, an individualized education plan (IEP) and an array of other services and mental health therapies.

Five Acres Non-public School is an intensive therapeutic learning environment for children with academic deficiencies and severe emotional or behavioral. To enroll call Debbie Salas, M.A. (626) 798-6793, Ext. 2315.  
Five Acres advocates for children and families for services, patient rights, access to treatment, standards of care, community awareness and understanding.
Strengthen Five Acres strengthens individuals and families by building on the strengths of the individual, family and community.
Provide Homes
Every child deserves security and a loving home. Five Acres works to secure permanent homes through family preservation, family finding, fostering and adoption.
Mentor Our education and special-friend mentors build trust and act as guides on the path to stability and independence.
Five Acres empowers individuals and families through effective collaboration, innovation and partnerships.
Five Acres strives for the highest standards of quality and excellence in services, cultural competence, professionalism, leadership and ethics. We meet or exceed standards of care through research, self-evaluation, advancement and dedication.
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Contact Us

Five Acres
The Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of Los Angeles County
Child abuse prevention, treatment and education
760 West Mountain View Street
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-6793 Fax (626) 797-7722 TTY (626) 204-1375

Adoption Promotion & Support Services
Selena Liu, Adoption, Foster Care and ITFC Program Supervisor -

Clinical Intake
Cammie Jones, LCSW, Director of Clinical Intake -
626-798-6793 Ext. 2450
Vivian Ponce, BA, Clinical Intake Department Case Manager

Deaf Services

Amy Kay, Deaf Services Supervisor -
(626) 798-6793 Extension 3165
TTY (626) 204-1375

Donations - Major Gifts
Jennifer Berger, MPA, Chief Development Officer -
(626) 773-3749

Domestic Violence Services - Grace Center
Leticia Sanchez, BA, Program
(626) 355-4545

Athena Bressel-Garrett, Human Resources Manager -
(626) 798-6793, Extension 2010

Foster Care
Ivon Favela
(626) 246-1728 -

Grants, Foundations and Corporate Giving
Cynthia Nickell, Associate Director of Individuals, Foundations & Corporations -
(626) 773-3750

Information Technology - Network Services -
Michael Strawn, Director of Information Technology

Non-Public Therapeutic School
Debbie Salas Program Specialist, Intake Coordinator/Public School Supervisor -
(626) 798-6793, Extension 2315

Parking - Mountain View Street
LeLand Balnd, Facilities Coordinator -
626) 798-6793, Extension 2256 or (626) 204-8410

Elizabeth Gonzalez, MA

Director of Residential Treatment and RBS -
626) 798-6793, Extension 2268

Volunteer Recruitment
Susan Lowe
, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator -
626) 798-6793, Extension 2251


Jean Owens, Associate Director of Advancement -
(626) 798-6793, Extension 2270