To ensure that Five Acres’ programs are effective and that the more than 5,550 families' needs are met while meeting or surpassing industry standards, Five Acres' research department works continuously to assess programs and compile program and client data. The following 2012 statistics reflect the research department’s findings.
An intensive therapeutic learning environment for children with academic deficiencies or severe emotional or behavioral problems.
• Established in 1981
• 101 families served in 2012
• Students improved their achievement rates by 33%.
Students who were farthest below grade level showed the greatest improvement.
• 50% of 10th grade students passed the California High School Exit Exam on the first try, twice the rate for Los Angeles County students as a whole. NPS Program School Accountability Report Card Download PDF
Support services for domestic violence survivors and their children.
• Established in 1996 with affiliation in 2004
• 201 families served in 2012
• 96% reported services helped them understand domestic violence and learn to live free from violence and abuse.
In-home family counseling and linkage to community support services
• Established in 1995
• 292 families served in 2012
• 92% of families stayed together or reunified at the end of services exceeding the the benchmark set by the National Family Preservation Network.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Public School Support
Short-term, one-to-one intensive intervention for children who are experiencing a life crisis
• Established in 2001
• 93 families served in 2012
• 74% of TBS youth maintained their placement or transitioned to family settings following services.
• Public School Support Team decreased suspensions by 36%.
Aftercare and Multidisciplinary Assessment
Therapy and comprehensive assessment to facilitate children’s reunification with families
• Established in 2004 and 2005 respectively
• 150 families served in 2012
• 75% of aftercare youth maintained placements or moved to lower levels of care.
• 38 MAT clients were successfully transitioned to Community Based treatments.
Home- and School-based Mental Health Services
Provides evidence-based counseling for children and families in their communities
• Established in 1986 and 1999 respectively
• 500 families served in 2012
• 89% of clients receiving school-based mental health services showed school improvements
• 93% of families reported improved safety
• All clients in the Perinatal Deaf program had healthy babies
Team-based approach to family treatment that keeps children in their home
• Established in 2006
• 121 families served
• 91% of graduates remained with families 6-months following services; 4% above the country-wide average.
Adoption Promotion and Support Services
Supporting children and families throughout the adoption continuum
• Established in 2005
• 94 families served in 2012
• 15 adoptions were finalized over the past three years
Foster Care and Intensive Treatment Foster Care
Training and certifying families to support foster children awaiting family reunification or adoption
• Established in 1988
• 103 families served in 2012
• Program outcomes exceeded Los Angeles County performance standards in all areas of safety, permanency and well-being, with an average level exceeding 99%
Group Homes, Residential Treatment Center and Residential Behavioral Services
Intensive therapeutic services to children and youth with severe behavioral and emotional problems
• Established in 1972
• 141 families served in 2012
• Nearly 90% of youth transitioned to less restrictive setting. This exceeded the Los Angeles County average by more than 30%.
Transitional-aged Youth Program
Provides counseling, skills training, housing and financial assistance to facilitate successful emancipation of foster youth
• Established in 1988
• 14 families served in 2012
• Youth achieved 82% mastery on life skills assessments
• 91% maintained long term supportive relationships with a caring adult.