who we are

The Richstone Family Center was incorporated as a non-profit social services agency in 1974. In 1977, the State of California awarded Richstone a grant as one of the first of 6 child abuse treatment and prevention programs in the state.  With this grant Richstone Center was established as a comprehensive agency providing services to approximately 70 families a year.  In 1980, Richstone was recognized as a neighborhood family center by ICAN (Los Angeles  County Inter-agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect).

Since that time, Richstone has expanded its staff from six to more than 135, increased the number of programs offered; expanded the area of service from Hawthorne to include the southwest corner of Los Angeles County and the Greater South Bay; increased the number of sites offering services to include six school districts, opened a Transitional Living facility and a satellite office in Torrance.  Richstone offers services for children from birth to 18 and for parents in their teens to grandparents in their sixties.

Throughout this period of rapid growth, Richstone invested 83%-90% of all revenue to directly serve the highest need communities. 

Today, Richstone continues to be one of the most progressive centers for trauma-focused treatment and the prevention of child abuse in Los Angeles County and the first Southern California recipient of a Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation from Parents as Teachers, recognizing Richstone's commitment to providing quality services to kids and their families from communities in L.A. County’s South Bay and neighboring South L.A. areas.


The Richstone Family Center is dedicated to treating and preventing child and domestic abuse and trauma, strengthening and educating families;
and preventing violence in homes, schools and communities.


A community free of child and domestic abuse and violence.


1. Respectful

We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, honoring diversity, history, cultural values, and community context.

2. Client-focused

We believe in the need to provide high quality, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive services to help our clients address their challenges and access the resources required to grow, thrive, and make positive changes in their lives and their communities.

3. Collaborative

We believe that working in partnership strengthens our programs and that building relationships with community partners helps us meet the comprehensive needs of our clients.

4. Adaptable

We believe in the need to remain flexible and evolve within changing environments to achieve optimal results

5. Compassionate

We believe in the importance of providing an experienced and compassionate staff to better help our clients and the community we serve. Simply put, we believe in providing our clients with an organization that cares, that has heart.

6. Results-oriented

We believe in holding staff and Board accountable and using data for setting performance goals needed to achieve measurable results and success.

7. Professional

We believe in continuously learning and providing our staff with the highest quality training to maintain best-of-class professionalism which increases the success and scope of our programs.

8. Wellness-focused

We believe in focusing on wellness, a dynamic process of complete physical, mental and social well-being, which helps our clients make the right choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

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