Seneca is committed to advancing and improving the systems in which we work. Our commitment to innovation takes many forms, and includes providing an integrated continuum of care defined by the highest standards of practice; information sharing and training through the Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice; cutting-edge research and evaluation efforts; local and state-level advocacy and policy engagement; developing cross-sector partnerships to strengthen service delivery for children and families, and more.
All children deserve access to equitable and exceptional educational services. Seneca offers a broad array of special education and mental health services designed to accelerate academic and behavioral progress, whether in public school or in an alternative non-public school setting. Our school-based services work to close the educational achievement gap experienced by students from low-income communities, students of color, as well as all students enrolled in special education programs.
Seneca has provided mental health services for youth and families with complex and specialized needs since 1985. In close partnership with social services, mental health, juvenile probation, and education agencies, Seneca offers an expansive continuum of culturally-responsive, trauma-informed mental health services that range from outpatient treatment for youth with enduring challenges to short-term crisis response designed to stabilize youth in times of highest need.
More than 60,000 children in California are waiting for a safe home and a loving family that will be there for life. Seneca builds adoptive and other families where children can heal from past abuse or neglect and grow to healthy adulthood. We provide foster and permanency-related services to thousands of children and their families each year, specializing in serving youth often considered too difficult to place: youth impacted by profound trauma, older teenagers, children with disabilities, large sibling groups, and drug-affected infants. Every child deserves a family, and we work to make it happen.
For over three decades, Seneca has worked to help children and families through the most challenging times of their lives. We offer a simple promise to each youth and every family we serve: no matter how profound the difficulties you face, we will be with you every step of the way.
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Todo Por Mi Familia
Seneca is leading Todo Por Mi Familia, a nationwide initiative to connect families separated at the border with free mental health services. All services are free, confidential, and conducted in the families’ preferred language.
Foster and Adopt
Seneca believes it doesn’t take long to change a life. As a Seneca parent, you are never alone in the journey of supporting a youth and family. It may be for a day, it may be forever- parenting makes the biggest difference of all. Join us as a mentor, foster, or adoptive parent.
Our work would not be possible without the generosity and partnership of our vibrant community. Your tax-deductible contribution enables Seneca to provide the highest quality of care possible to the children and families we serve, fueling innovative new services and programs to meet emerging needs.
Work With Us
In Washington State, the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and Southern California, Seneca’s team is growing as our community and school partnerships evolve. We seek extraordinary individuals with diverse lived experience to work with the remarkable young people we serve. Join us in our mission to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.