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Our History

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Richstone Family Center Timeline

Richstone Family Center was founded at the Hawthorne YMCA by Dr. Wyman Sanders using $6,000 in seed money from Bea Richstone.
While serving seven families including 17 children, the staff of 4 teachers and educational therapists moves into a rented space at Manhattan Heights Elementary School. Services include pre-school classes, mother-infant-toddler group, and parenting skills. State of California awards Richstone a grant as one of the first six child abuse treatment and prevention programs in the state – this enables Richstone to become a comprehensive agency providing services to approximately 70 families.
Richstone moves into the house on Cordary Avenue in Hawthorne.
Richstone is recognized as a neighborhood family center by ICAN (Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect) as programs expand to include individual family therapy, 24-hour crisis hotline. Dorothy Courtney hired as Executive Director.
Edith Head Fashion Show chaired by Barbara Bowman, raises $30,000 to support Richstone’s expanding programs.
Now funded by individuals, organizations, industry, and the United Way, Richstone continues to expand as they serve more than 100 families
Richstone dedicates the Jim Murray Building.
Transitional Living program launches to serve young women emancipated from foster care.
Awarded a $1M grant from the Everychild Foundation.
Construction of the new Everychild Foundation Healing Center at Richstone is completed.
COVID-19 Pandemic shuts down in-person programming and Richstone shifts to virtual programs.
Richstone Family Center celebrates 50 years of serving this community.
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Richstone uniquely focuses on providing care to underserved, marginalized, and at risk populations, as well as specialized services to children and survivors of intimate partner violence.

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