Community Based Services

Meeting the community’s needs in changing times

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Five Acres Community Based Division understands the importance of providing mental health and behavioral health services to children, youth and families. Children may experience violence, bullying or other traumatic events that impact their well-being. Five Acres helps strengthen children and their families by providing comprehensive psychological support services in the home, school, community or office setting. The Community Based Division’s mission is to provide prevention and early intervention services (mental health, rehab, case management and TBS) to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families who are experiencing risk factors or stressors that cause impairments in their homes, schools, relationships, and communities. Our goal is to build on our client’s and family’s protective factors and skills and increase their support within their communities. If your child or family is in need of our support, call us today at (626) 214-0402.

Mental Health Services

Five Acres offers individual therapy, family therapy and parent/caregiver support. We provide these services in our offices, your home, your community, your child’s school or via telehealth. We also offer medication assessment and management, psychological testing, case management, and rehabilitation services.

Medication Assessment/Management
Our medication assessment and management is conducted by board certified psychiatrists who understand the unique needs of children and adolescents. We also offer telemedicine services. These services are available at Five Acres’ Altadena, Pasadena and West Covina locations.

Psychological Testing
When needed, Five Acres provides licensed psychologists to assess your child’s diagnosis and cognitive functioning. We work closely with your child’s treatment team to ensure the most effective care.

Case Management and Rehab Support
Five Acres’ therapists and rehab team work together to help get your family back on track. In addition to case management, we connect you with support services including after-school programs, food banks, clothing, financial assistance, housing, transportation, parenting classes, therapy linkage for adults, emergency assistance, childcare and more.

For more information on Five Acres Community Based Services, please contact Diana Mondragon, Community Based Program Case Manager, at email: | desk: 626-214-0402 | fax: 626-398-8590. To refer a client for mental health counseling, please complete and submit this Counseling Referral Form to Diana Mondragon.


Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Five Acres’ Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive individualized, one-on-one, short-term intervention that works in conjunction with mental health treatment for youth up to age 21 who experience serious emotional/behavioral challenges. TBS helps youth learn new ways of reducing and managing challenges and enables their future success at home, school and in the community. Our services are provided in your home, your child’s school, or community setting. TBS provides services when and where they are needed to make lasting changes.

For more information on Five Acres Therapeutic Behavioral Services, please contact Laura Cervantes: | (626) 993-3139 | Fax: (626) 398-8590. To refer a client for TBS, please complete and submit this TBS Referral Form to Laura Cervantes.


Our Practices

MHSA Outpatient Care Services
With MHSA Outpatient Care Services, intervention is focused on children/youth ages 0–21 who are experiencing serious school failure, traumatic events, co-occurring medical, substance abuse or developmental disability or who are at risk of juvenile justice/DCFS involvement. This moderately intensive program focuses on providing children and their family with the necessary skills to reduce any risk factors so that children can thrive.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This therapy is focused on children ages 3–18 who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Throughout the course of treatment, the child and family are provided with education, relaxation skills, coping skills and the opportunity to process the traumatic event in a safe and supportive setting.

Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP)
Designed for children and young adults ages 3–20 years who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or disruptive behaviors, MAP is is a research-based approach that hones in on the best treatment tools for your child and family.