With your help, we provide free therapy to foster youth.
We also offer relationship-based, trauma-informed education & trainings to adults who work with and care for them.
"This is a win-win program, offering much-needed personal and psychological support for foster kids, and deep personal and professional satisfaction for therapists."
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of "Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture."
Relationships heal because relationships matter.
We provide open-ended individual psychotherapy to current and former foster youth, free of charge.
We offer conversation cards to facilitate important discussions about difficult topics.
We educate clinicians about relationship-based therapy.
We train those working with traumatized and vulnerable youth in relationship-based practices for trauma-informed care.
ABOUT A HOME WITHIN
Toni Vaughn Heineman, DMH, is the founder and Executive Director of A Home Within. She is Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in Psychiatry and has been in private practice in San Francisco, working with adults, children, and families for over 30 years.
NUMBER OF FOSTER KIDS IN THE UNITED STATES ON ANY GIVEN DAY
ANNUAL DIRECT COST OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT IN THE UNITED STATES PER YEAR
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