Seneca Family of Agencies

Seneca Family of Agencies (formerly Seneca Center) was founded in 1985 by advocates who were determined to more effectively meet the needs of children in group homes and foster family care. Seneca established itself as an innovative leader in the provision of unconditional care through a comprehensive continuum of school, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families who have experienced high levels of trauma and are at risk for family disruption or institutional placement of the children.

In 2011, a strategic merger with Kinship Center formed Seneca Family of Agencies. In 2012, Canyon Acres Ranch was incorporated into the Orange County programs of Kinship Center, expanding the local base of mental health, wraparound, child placement, family finding and professional and parent training services.

Kinship Center, founded in 1984, specializes in adoption, foster care, family-based services, child and family mental health care, along with parent and professional post graduate training. The merger into Seneca Family of Agencies expands Kinship Center's landmark work in California of creating, supporting, educating and providing mental health services to families built by adoption and relative caregiving.

Canyon Acres has a 31-year history of serving children and families throughout Southern California, providing the highest level of care and therapeutic treatment to children who suffer from a variety of emotional and psychological disorders.  The Canyon Acres Ranch Children’s Treatment Center in Orange County features a variety of  therapeutic care programs that include child placement, mental health services and animal assisted therapy through an equine riding program.

The joining of these organizations creates one of the most comprehensive service systems for children in California. Seneca Family of Agencies’ continuum of care now includes:

In-home wraparound

Foster family-based treatment

Adoption and foster care

Mobile crisis response

Kinship care

Nonpublic Schools

Integrated day treatment and special education services

After-school therapeutic recreation programming

Public school-based mental health and special education services

Therapeutic mental health services -including pet assisted psychotherapy

Intensive and preventive treatment for at-risk children and families

Family finding for foster children

National family finding institute

National training institute (Seneca Institute of Advanced Practice)


Additional contact info: 

 Seneca – Alameda County (510) 777-5300

 Seneca – Contra Costa County (510) 654-4004

Seneca – Marin County (415) 482-6182

 Seneca – San Francisco County (415) 642-5968

Seneca – Solano County (707) 429-4440

Seneca – Sonoma County (707) 545-2700 

Seneca – Los Angeles County (714) 202-2100

 Seneca – Monterey County (831) 455-9965

Seneca – San Luis Obispo County (805) 434-2449

Seneca – Santa Clara County
(408) 554-2550

Seneca Administrative Offices and Headquarters
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6925 Chabot Road
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510-654-4004
Fax: 510-317-1426

Seneca Central Coast Headquarters
124 River Road
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-9965

Seneca SoCal Headquarters
1801 Park Court #H
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 957-1004

Seneca Bay Area Foster Care 
Toll Free: 877-380-5300


Seneca SoCal Foster Care 
(714) 979-2365 


Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice
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6925 Chabot Road
Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510-654-4004


National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness 
Phone: (510) 654-4004 x 2238


124 River Road
93908 Salinas , CA
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