EIN 95-1643340

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services (OYHFS)

IRS 501(c) type
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OYHFS is a nationally accredited non-profit 501(c)3 corporation serving more than 500 at-risk youth and their families each day through educational, mental health counseling, residential and other programs.
Also known as...
Optimist Boys' Home and Ranch
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Program areas at OYHFS

The agency provides mental health and case management services to children in its Foster Family programs through a contract with The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. These services are also provided to Medi-Cal clients from the community who are not otherwise associated with other Optimist programs. We engage in several evidence-based practices. Our clinics are located in Los Angeles, Palmdale and Woodland Hills. This service is designed for early intervention to prevent placement in out-of-home care. OYHFS provides mental health and case management services to youngsters placed in Barry J. Nidorff Juvenile Hall (Sylmar) as requested by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. In addition, we provide FSP (through our Palmdale clinic) and WRAP services (through our Woodland Hills outpatient clinic) as well as school based mental health services in many schools throughout the County.The agency served 892 clients during the fiscal period.
The agency has a foster-adopt program with a philosophy based on finding temporary nurturing homes in the community to house abused and neglected children to avoid institutionalization, while plans that are more permanent are being formulated. Trained social workers recruit, train and certify resource parents and provide follow up services to those parents as well as to the children placed in the resource homes. Referrals are from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and occasionally from the L.A. County Department of Probation. Optimist also assists the County in the assessment process for their County operated resource families. The agency has an adoption program, enabling children already in its resource homes to be placed in permanent homes through the adoptions process. OYHFS believes that permanence in terms of children's services is paramount to the child's future well-being.We served 66 children and youth in resource families.
Our Short-term Residential Therapeutic Program STRTP program has two locations: In FY 21-22 we had 4 community homes with 6 beds each (Eagle Rock, Mission Hills, Van Nuys, and Carson). Clients are referred by Los Angeles County Departments of Probation or Children and Family Services. The residents all have trained social workers assigned to them, who formulate individualized treatment plans together with the Child and Family Team which includes case manager, family, county worker, educator etc. We follow the core practice model, treatment is trauma informed, and evidence-based practices are utilized.The agency served 53 youth in the STRTP program. A Temporary Shelter Care Facility TSCF licensed for 16 girls is also located on the Woodland Hills campus. The agency served 198 youth in the TSCF program.

Who funds Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services (OYHFS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rose Hills FoundationOperating Support$100,000
Women Helping YouthPublic Charity$20,310
The Play Equity FundProgram Support$7,500
...and 10 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesFOSTER CARE_TITLE IV-E$797,411
Department of Health and Human ServicesBLOCK GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES$300,000
Department of AgricultureNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM$16,036
...and 1 more federal grant or contract

Personnel at OYHFS

Todd SosnaChief Executive Officer$0
Aditi Joshi, MpaChief Financial Officer$0
Annie NuttallChief Advancement and Communications Officer$122,224
Norman RacineChief Information Officer$151,348
Maria BhattachanChief Administrative Officer$102,680
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for OYHFS

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$17,904,138
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$100,971
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$206,854
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-63,304
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$300,698
Total revenues$18,449,357

Form 990s for OYHFS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-11990View PDF
2021-062022-07-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $4,550 from Goodwin Family Memorial Tua
May 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
April 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsHuman service organizationsYouth service charitiesCharities
HealthMental healthHuman servicesChildren
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General information
6957 North Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(323) 443-3175
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P70: Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home)
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
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