Helping Children Thrive
Through family-centered, integrated mental health services, the Masonic Center for Youth and Families (MCYAF) helps children and adolescents, ages 4 to 24, enjoy healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives – at home, at school, and in the future.
We work closely with each family to develop customized care plans that meet every client’s unique needs. Our multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals offers practical solutions for everyday problems and helps families to restore harmony and healthy relationships.
MCYAF services are provided by licensed, professional clinicians.
Our comprehensive and in-depth psychological assessments help children and adolescents overcome learning and personal challenges by looking closely at areas of cognitive, emotional, neuropsychological, and learning ability. We also consider environmental and developmental factors that may be hindering each client’s potential to succeed at school. An assessment is not required to access therapy services
Individual and Family Therapy
We create trusting relationships with each family, allowing clients to explore areas of concern in a safe and accepting environment. Whether meeting with individuals or a whole family, we spend time to understand clients’ unique experiences and to help them harness their own inherent strengths.
Educational therapy is an important component of our holistic approach, ensuring that learning disabilities or other learning challenges are evaluated and included in the treatment model. We seek to understand clients’ emotional constitution and academic needs in the context of their school, family, and community. Individualized instructional plans address the root of challenges while helping clients draw upon existing strengths to develop skills in problem areas.
Group Therapy and Workshops
Our dynamic groups and workshops connect children, individual family members, or whole families with peer groups who can relate to one another’s experiences. We help facilitate conversations, manage feelings of isolation, and foster a greater sense of self-understanding.
In 1898, the spirit of Masonic charity and the need to assist the widows and orphans of Masons led to the creation of the Masonic Homes of California. A California nonprofit corporation, the Masonic Homes of California provides care and support to Masons and their wives, widows, and families through two senior residential communities and statewide outreach services. To learn more about the programs and services offered through the Masonic Homes of California, visit masonichome.org.
Our services are funded through the generous donations of California Masons. Please join them in giving today.
Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future.
The mission of the Masons of California, to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others, is carried out through Masonic principles and tradition.
Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:
- Brotherly love. We value respect, freedom, kindness, tolerance, and our differences – religious, ethnic, cultural, social, generational, and educational – and strive for harmony in our individual lives, in our lodges, and in the global community.
- Relief. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and the community as a whole. We provide relief through philanthropy, community involvement, and delivery of excellent care.
- Truth. We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics – honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.
For more information about the Masons of California, visit freemason.org.