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Petaluma, CA
Jon Foye
Director of Admissions

Family Life Center is a residential treatment program for adolescents, age 12-18, who struggle with a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic problems. Issues may include learning disabilities, academic underachievement, family issues such as adoption issues or issues surrounding blended families, oppositional/aggressive actions, or issues surrounding abuse, neglect and/or self-harm behavior. In addition, Family Life center works with children who have mood disorders, impulsive tendencies and drug and alcohol issues.

Founded in 1978, Family Life Center is licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, Accredited by the California Alliance of Child and Family Services and a member of NATSAP. In addition, Family Life Center's school, Larry M. Simmons High School, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and certified by the California State Department of Education. Director of Development is Christine Paul and Director of Admissions is Jon Foye.

Family Life Center has single gender campuses. As students progress through a five-phase program, they focus and advance by conquering individual goals and challenges. The phases include participation in expressive arts, individual, group and family therapies; educational achievements and vocational/life skills education and training. All students participate in a healthy living program which promotes nutritional and healthy eating, sports and fitness classes, weight training, yoga, aerobics and counseling for those struggling with substance abuse and eating disorders.

For students who have advanced through the five phases of the program, Family Life Center offers off campus homes. Each home is single gender with phase parents.

[This information came from the Family Life Center website.]


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