Established in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity as the first orphanage in Los Angeles, Maryvale has operated continuously for more than 157 years. As the first child-welfare organization in Los Angeles, Maryvale has a long history of caring for orphaned, abused or neglected children. Over the years, Maryvale has evolved from an orphanage to an agency providing care for foster youth.
Maryvale consistently seeks ways to improve the quality and broaden the depth of services it offers to the disadvantaged. During the past 45 years, Maryvale has expanded its care beyond youth in the Foster Care System to include a focus upon early education and strengthening families.
Today Maryvale provides:
- Residential Treatment for girls ages 6-17
- Transitional Housing and Aftercare for girls 18-21
- Emergency Shelter Care for children ages 6-12
- Mental Health Services
- Community Based services through the Family Resource Center
- Services are a key component of our Residential Treatment program
- Family Resource Center in Duarte
- Early Education programs in two locations