2022 CFLC Annual Report

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A tree is not a forest, but together many trees create an ecosystem. What is it about trees that resonate so deeply with us? Is it their enduring strength and presence despite the chaos going on around them? It is similar to organizations that work together to create a strong community of care and hope

In 2022 California Family Life Center celebrated 40 years of serving children, youth, and families. It was our touchstone year to honor our roots and celebrate our growth CFLC services have increased and expanded in different ways to assist families, children, and youth

Over the past 40 years, we grew from Group Homes for girls, to include job training and YouthBuild, to a Foster Family and Adoption Agency, Kin Care, and Safe Care In 2018, our Group Homes transitioned to become a Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) to include the creation of a Mental Health Department. We again grew this year to include a Family Resource Network to help support families in the community It is from our roots that we hold strong as we continue to grow and look forward to our future, with 40 more years and beyond as our roots grow deeper

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Mission Statement

To provide safety, comfort and healing to children suffering abuse and abandonment; to teach love and trust; to instill self-esteem, values and hope for the future- and in so doing, assist children trapped in hopelessness and despair become compassionate and contributing members of the community


CFLC is honored to carry out this mission alongside other members of:



CFLC continues to innovate and adapt!

In 2022, CFLC joined First 5 Riverside County's network This new service will not only benefit CFLC children, youth, and families but will help us continue to be a resource HUB for our entire community


CFLC was proud to be a recipient of Deckers Brands 2022 DEI racial and social justice giveback commitment

Decker's contribution is making an impact on our work and community These funds have directly benefited and expanded CFLC's job training and leadership programs


Year after year, CFLC's toy drive provides Christmas gifts for children and youth in every CFLC program It is one of the many ways that in-kind donations help CFLC go above and beyond for kids

A special thank you to all our community partners, donors, and volunteers who made a significant impact!

4500 + Gifts



2022 marked CFLC's 40th anniversary, so CFLC celebrated in 80's style!

Held at the beautiful Pechanga Resort in Temecula, CA, our anniversary took us on a journey back in time to celebrate how far we have come as an agency and a community. Through generous sponsorships, 200+ attendees, and our silent auction, together we raised $63,800 for CFLC kids


We are excited to report that CFLC has been awarded another three-year accreditation as of September 2022. Again, our team demonstrated that our community services continue to be measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

This is the third time CFLC has been awarded accreditation from CARF International. This was an important moment for us as it showcases our team's dedication to the community we serve

Scan to watch our 40th Video! 2023 - 2025


For the children who are in our Resource Family homes, we work with their birth families with the expectation that reunification can be established when a healthy environment can be provided by these families in the future.

CFLC's three Youth Opportunity Centers (Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Rubidoux) offer young adults the opportunity to engage in work experience, education, postsecondary education, career training, and employment. CFLC in partnership with Riverside County Office of Education offers a YouthBuild Plus program to provide education, leadership development, community service, and meaningful project-based occupational skills training in phlebotomy, logistics and construction for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24. The YOCs also provide the STEPS program in partnership with the Workforce Development Board and Department of Rehabilitation to provide work experience and training for youth with disabilities (100 youth are served through this program).

Our STRTP restores hope and a chance to heal for youth ages 13-18 from traumatic events in their lives. Each youth is provided appropriate service intervention(s) to include mental health services, counseling, skill building, building positive peer and family interactions, case management and linkage to community-based services.

The Legislative Internship Program and Youth Advisory Council provides service to our communities and creates an upmost internship experience working alongside Riverside County Board of Supervisors' staff. This program gives youth in Riverside County a voice, provides training for our young adult interns, and facilitates county-wide events for high school students and Youth Opportunity Center participants.

“To provide safety, comfort and healing to children suffering abuse and abandonment” is the beginning of CFLC’s mission statement. Our Chaplaincy program provides a connection to safety, comfort and healing and hope for the many children in our care. Our Chaplaincy program works in the community to build awareness and increase positive connections and advocacy to help strengthen the children, youth, and families that CFLC serves. The Giving Tree is an annual outreach in the community at local businesses, schools, and churches with many gifts donated at Christmas time to make the holiday a blessing to those served. Chaplaincy continues to provide support for youth and children through the generous donations of our donors.

SafeCare is an evidence-based, parent-training program for parents of children ages 0-5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. SafeCare staff work with families in their homes to develop parenting skills by providing real-life practical training. Parents receive weekly home visits to improve skills in home safety, health care, and parent-child interaction.

The Kin Care relative caregivers are making a commitment that is keeping children out of foster care and connected to their family. It is through kinship services that there is an increase to the chances for children’s success by building the strength of the families to meet their health, financial, social, emotional, and parenting needs.

CFLC promotes healing in traumatized youth as we assist youth in identifying their strengths to enhance their self-esteem, as well as assist them in focusing on goals. Our Mental Health Department has experienced licensed Clinicians to offer individual counseling, and support groups and help youth transition out of congregate care while strengthening family connections; improving mental and behavioral health functioning; increasing safety, wellness, and resiliency.

CFLC believes every child deserves the love, safety, and unconditional commitment of a family and the opportunity to develop in a healthy environment and the opportunity to thrive. This is our third year as an adoption Agency. CFLC recognizes that “Forever Families” provide safety and hope for children in caring families.

The Family Resource Network is CFLC’s new program that helps build family resiliency by reducing parent stress, connecting parents to resources and each other, by empowering caregivers to be confident in their parenting skills. The Family Resource Network provides prevention services and early intervention, community-based services, and intensive programs to stabilize families.


When you partner, donate or volunteer with CFLC, you can do so confidently. We understand how important it is to operate with integrity and transparency. Your generosity means the world to us. Check out what others are saying:

Job Training & Education 33%
An overview of Fiscal Year Expense Distribution STRTP 28% Resource Family & Adoption 28%
5% $9,175,723 $4,106
$13,282,373 Revenue
& Contribution Assets
Other Grant Funded Programs


Resource Family & Adoption Director Sheila Stephenson STRTP Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS DavidParr (Partner, Palmieri Tyler) Board Member MarkMerryfield (Sr Vice President, Investment Stifel Nicolaus) Fundraising & Recruitment
(Program Manager, HOPE Center) Board Member AndyDeLorenzo (Director-Distributor & Franchise Bottler Strategy, PepsiCo Foodservice) Board Member BillTornquist (Chief Program Officer, The Priority Center) Board Member KellyMigoya (Senior Trial Attorney, Farmers Insurance) Chair HeatherFrench (Senior National Sales Manager, PepsiCo) Fundraising MikeLancaster
JML Real Estate Services, LLC) Board Member
JohnVeytia (Real Estate Broker) Board Member RobertStollar (Partner, SWIIM Systems) Board Member MaryJoRamirez Executive Director ElenaNadih Fiscal Director Brittney Moore Mental Health Director Mary Snow Human Resource
(Retired) Vice Chair (Owner, Coffee Beards & Bowties) Secretary



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Hemet, CA 92543



950 N. State St. Hemet, CA 92543


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950 N. State St. Hemet, CA 92543 951-658-2352


930 N. State St. Hemet, CA 92543 951-765-0917


400 W. Graham Ave. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 951-471-8415


5656 Mission Blvd Riverside, CA 92509 951-683-9622

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