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




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. 



Richstone Family Center is a California Victims Compensation Board (CAL VCB) provider.  We provide mental health services for victims of crime.  CAL VCB is a state program dedicated to providing financial reimbursement for many crime-related expenses such as mental health services to eligible victims.  A person may qualify for CAL VCB if: (1) been a victim of a crime in the state of California, (2) the crime happened within the last three years, (3) have a police report and/or other supporting documents (e.g., court, restraining order, DCFS) to substantiate claim.  For more information and/or to apply for CAL VCB, please contact Cristina Demarti at (310) 970-1921 Ext 226.


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