San Mar’s Treatment Foster Care program exists to serve children and youth who have experienced trauma in their young lives by connecting them with safe and caring persons and families.

In San Mar’s Treatment Foster Care program, the positive aspects of the nurturing and therapeutic family environment are combined with active and appropriately structured treatment. The program provides, in a clinically effective and cost-effective way, individualized and intensive treatment for children and adolescents who would otherwise be placed in institutional settings.

In addition to trauma trained foster parents and clinicians the San Mar program features a family to family theme that encourages foster parents to play an active role with the birth family in planning and carrying out the goals of the permanency plan, thus enabling the foster child to go on to experience a meaningful and productive life beyond the boundaries offered by San Mar.