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Mission and Service Philosophy


Seneca Family of Agencies helps children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.


In many cases, we are the last hope for young people who have come to see failure and discouragement as a way of life. Here at Seneca, we offer each child a simple but profound promise: You will be supported every step of the way, no matter what challenges you face.


By supporting each child and family in identifying and building upon their resources and strengths, we enable them to approach the future with renewed optimism and a stronger sense of the possibilities for creating a new and different story for their lives.

Unconditional Care | Helping children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.


Service Philosophy
Seneca Family of Agencies is a leading innovator in the field of education, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Seneca’s success with the most challenging children rests upon the agency’s commitment to five core service principles:


Unconditional Care
Once accepted into care, no child is ejected from Seneca due to challenging behaviors or service needs. Seneca tailors treatment and support services to address those behaviors and meet those needs, even as they change over time. (For more information on Unconditional Care and Seneca’s book, click here.)

Parent-Driven, Strength-Based Service Planning
At Seneca, we form partnerships with parents and focus on families’ strengths and competencies when planning and delivering services.

Individualized Care
To enable troubled children to succeed at home, at school and in the community, Seneca works with each child and family to design and provide an individualized package of services tailored to meet their unique needs and circumstances.

Cultural Competence
Seneca’s culturally and ethnically diverse team of professionals respect client strengths, talents and cultural heritage, working with each child and family in the context of their histories and experience.


Interagency Collaboration
Seneca staff work closely with county agencies, school districts, and other community-based providers to ensure that children and families receive the supportive services they need to achieve lasting success.