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Paradise Adolescent Home offers a structured program in conjunction with a range of therapeutic services that specialize in the treatment of at-risk teenage girls. We provide assistance to the teens and their families who are in crisis. The help we offer is available around the clock, provided by skilled and dedicated staff, working to implement an individualized therapeutic treatment plan created for each resident by the clinical staff.

P. O. Box 626
San Ramon, CA
94583 USA

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Therapeutic Support

Through the therapeutic support and structure provided, these at-risk teens under our care, learn coping methods, communication skills, decision making, and negotiation skills. In weekly meetings with each teenager, we review and analyze specified behavioral objectives.

Some of the areas are:

  • Sexual Victimization;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse;
  • ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, PTSD;
  • AWOL, Disorders Conduct Disorder, behavior which is dangerous to self/others, Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Long-term Objective

The young ladies, under our care, come to an understanding and acceptance of the need for limits and boundaries. The youth learn how to demonstrate a healthy sense of respect toward adult authority, and the rights of others; thereby, they reduce their delinquent tendencies.

Paradise Adolescent Home utilizes a system of rewards and consequences to effectively reduce unacceptable behavior patterns.

Through ongoing group and individual counseling sessions, our resident young ladies begin to identify behavior problems effecting their adjustment. The teenagers, who are considered for the next level advancement, are asked to demonstrate an understanding of house rules and program expectations. Their progress in meeting established treatment goals is periodically evaluated by the clinical team. A child’s progress is measured by her performance in a respective level. Various treatment interventions are utilized to help each child stabilize the behavior and attitudes. Such methods include:

  • Written and verbal contracts
  • Brief Isolation periods (time-out)
  • Informational groups
  • One-on-one staff support
  • Outside community support
  • Case conferences involving residents


A vital component of the program is the wide range of therapeutic activities and social group games designed to strengthen group socialization. Through observing behavior, data is gathered and used by the clinical staff in formulating a unique treatment plan for each youth.

Additional Services

  • Life Skills
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Family Re-Unification
  • Individual Therapy (Weekly)
  • Group Therapy (Weekly)
  • Family Therapy
  • Public School
  • Community Activity Participation
  • Emancipation
  • Parenting Classes
  • Individualized Tutorial Program
  • Quarterly and Annual Reports
  • Complete Medical/Dental Assessment
  • Aftercare
  • Employment Skills



PATH provides a “one stop” assessment/intake and referral facility for transitional living services for youth exiting foster care.  PATH brings together community resources and intensive case management service.  PATH is a safety net for former foster youth once they are on their own.  PATH  helps some of the most challenged at-risk teens make a life plan and acquire skills they need to survive on their own after they turn 18.

The Problem

Youth leaving the foster care system are unprepared for independent living and face significant challenges and barriers as they transition out of state care when they turn 18.  Foster youth, as a group, struggle far more than other young adults, they are: six times more likely to become teenage parents and more than twice as likely to drop out of high school. While 70% of foster say they want to attend college, only 3% receive a college degreeTwenty-five percent of youth aging out of foster care will experience homelessness before they are 21.Fewer than half of former foster youth are employed four years after leaving foster care, and only 38% have maintained employment for at least one year.  In California, there are at least 1500 youth “aging out” of the foster care system every year, struggling with homelessness, unemployment, poverty and lack of support.

P.A.T.H Services Include

  • Crisis Intervention for former foster youth
  • Assessment and Planning (Ansell Casey Life Skills)
  • Skill Building:  Life Skills, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy
  • Job Search and Retention
  • Educational Advocacy as needed
  • Mentoring
  • Case Management
  • Transitional Housing
  • Identification of Volunteer Resources


Specifically, PATH Life coaches assist with employment searches, enrollment in college, establishing a safe home, learning to manage a budget and building a connection to a caring community of adults and peers.  Ongoing skill-building is a primary focus.  PATH emergency services include: crisis intervention, emergency, transitional housing, and emergency financial assistance.

Our Biggest Challenge

Bringing our youth to a point where they understand they have the power and responsibility to change the trajectory of their lives, despite their lack of traditional family support.

Our Effectiveness

Even though the PATH program officially opened its doors in October 2010, two youth are already stabilized in housing,  and have received case management services, training classes, and mentorship, and 100% of PATH young adults were completing their education and/or employed.
Success for PATH young adults means being in safe, stable, affordable housing and on track to a livable wage job, through employment or higher education. PATH supportive services help emancipating teens set and achieve their educational, employment, and life goals so they can build strong, healthy, independent futures.