Intensive therapeutic care in a compassionate and safe environment
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.
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.
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.