Care for Foster Youth

About Residential Programs

Maryvale cares for, and treats, abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system through intensive programs: 

Residential Treatment for Girls

Maryvale’s Residential Treatment Program serves girls, ages 13-18, removed from their homes by the Department of Children and Family Services. Most girls in residence at Maryvale have been profoundly traumatized by prior abuse, abandonment or neglect and suffer from the effects of numerous failed placements in foster care facilities. 

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Emergency Placement Center

This short-term program provides targeted medical, educational and psycho-social assessments for girls and boys (ages 6-12) beginning the process of physical, emotional and mental healing. Ultimately the center will improve long-term care and placement stability by starting the healing process and providing assessment information to help system personnel make appropriate foster placement decisions. 

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150x200-web-executive-portrait-carmen.jpgCarmen Majied, PsyD, LMFT
Senior Director of Clinical Services

Prior to her current position as Senior Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Majied joined Maryvale in 2015 to launch and oversee the agency's first wraparound approach services program, Dr. Majied is a former Associate, who in 2008 served as Clinical Supervisor/Coordinator of Clinical Services (in the Mental Health department). Before returning to Maryvale, Dr. Majied's roles included Director of Outpatient Services, Clinical Supervisor/Mental Health Program Manager, Clinical Director as well as Psychotherapist in private practice.

Dr. Majied is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her PsyD degree and a second Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She earned her first Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California.

150x200-web-executive-portrait-sandhez.jpgWilliam Sanchez 
Senior Director of Residential Services 

Will joined Maryvale in 2010. He is responsible for overseeing residential services for Maryvale. Will joined Maryvale as the director of Emergency Placement Services in 2010. Prior to Maryvale Will worked with youth as a Case Manager for foster teens and as a tutor for at-risk youth. He also worked as a detention officer at East Lake juvenile hall.

In 2017, Will earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California where he conducted research in the area of adults and healthy aging. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles.