Residential Treatment for Girls at Maryvale

Maryvale’s Residential Treatment Program serves girls, ages 13-18, removed from their homes by the Department of Children and Family Services or referred by the Department of Probation. 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.  

Maryvale and the Department of Children and Family Services work together to assist residents who typically have severe emotional disturbances and have been referred to Maryvale by the courts or government agencies because they require a higher level of professional intervention than most children and youth within the foster care system.

The Maryvale Residential Program for foster youth provides basic needs, education, extensive mental health support and other activities to help girls heal past trauma and embark on a path to a brighter future. In addition to the core programs, girls participate in Relationship-Building/Recreational Activities and weekly Life Skills training and receive Substance Abuse treatment.

Mental Health Services Program Specifics

  • A Trauma Informed Care mental health team comprised of psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and case managers
  • Mental health services that include intervention, assessments, and treatment
  • Psychiatric services that include medication assessment/evaluation and medication management
  • Health services that include nurses, pediatricians and dentists



William Sanchez, MSW 
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.

Will holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles. He currently attends the University of Southern California where he is earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and conducting research in the area of adults and healthy aging.