Fred Finch Youth & Family Services is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective, caring mental health and social services to children, young adults, and their families that allows them to build on their strengths, overcome challenges, and live healthy and productive lives.

We serve children, adolescents, young adults, and families facing complex life challenges. Many have experienced trauma and abuse; live at or below the poverty line; have been institutionalized or incarcerated; have a family member that has been involved in the criminal justice system; have a history of substance abuse; or have experienced discrimination or stigma.

We have the experience and cultural competency to serve individuals from all ethnic, age, and gender groups effectively. Our team is representative of and enjoys working with the communities in which we live.

"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves."  - Lydia M. Child

Our Mission & Values

Fred Finch Youth & Family services seeks to provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives.


Our History

Established as an orphanage in 1891 by Duncan and Eunice C. Finch, Fred Finch was founded on the principle that no one–regardless of their background, financial status, or personal challenges–should be neglected or forgotten.


Why We Care

According to the US Department of Health and Human services, about 422,000 children currently living in California suffer from a serious mental health condition.



In partnership with our Board of Directors, Fred Finch staff have provided and expanded upon innovative, effective services to youth and families in California for over one and a quarter century.


Annual Reports

Fred Finch annual reports highlight our success and dedication to our mission, demonstrate our community impact, and recognize our supporters.