Richstone Family Center was incorporated as a nonprofit social services agency in 1974. In 1977, the State of California awarded Richstone a grant as one of the first of six 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 services from Hawthorne to the greater South Bay area and to southwest regions of Los Angeles by providing a broad spectrum of child abuse treatment and prevention services in collaboration with four school districts and at an expansion office in Inglewood. Richstone continues to invest 83%-90% of all revenue directly to serving 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. We are the first Southern California recipient of a Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation from Parents as Teachers. This award recognizes Richstone’s commitment to providing quality services to children and their families from communities in LA County’s South Bay and neighboring South LA areas.