Our mission is helping children and families to create a better future. We work to reshape the lives of abused, socially deprived and emotionally troubled boys and girls, from newborn to 21 years old, regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic background.
Trinity Youth Services, nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, has been improving children’s lives through positive community impact since 1966. Trinity provides quality short-term residential programs, foster care and adoption services, and mental health programs to traumatized, abused, neglected and abandoned children throughout Southern California and Houston, Texas.
In 1966, two Orthodox priests were inspired to do something to help delinquent, abused and neglected children and began Guadalupe Homes, later changing its name to Trinity Youth Services. A renovated ranch-style home, formerly owned by the silent film actress Gloria Swanson, was moved from Hollywood to the City of Yucaipa, California, and established as Guadalupe Home for Boys. In this home, six troubled teenagers were provided with care, guidance, structure and skills that would help them prepare for adulthood.
The organization grew over the years and today Trinity Youth Services operates short-term residential treatment centers, mental health programs, an adoption agency and foster care services in California and Texas.
The vision and work of our founder and former CEO, Fr. Leon Pachis, and those who assisted him, paved the way for a dedicated team of social workers, support workers, therapists, support professionals and administrative staff, who have maintained the agency’s reputation as an exemplary child care service provider in the western United States and have allowed Trinity Youth Services to positively impact the lives of thousands of children since its inception.