60 years ago, parents of children with severe disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area founded We Care Services for Children in an effort to address the lack of treatment options for their sons and daughters. In the years since, We Care’s programming has expanded and evolved to encompass a wide array of developmental, educational, and mental health programming for very young children and their families. As our understanding of the true roots of social, emotional, and behavioral problems has grown with the available research, our mental health programs shifted focus to primarily treat the impact of trauma related to neglect and family or community violence. The results supported the value of these changes and today, thousands upon thousands of children and families have graduated from these programs with dramatically improved outcomes.
We Care’s mission: “Through targeted, compassionate, and effective early intervention services, We Care helps young children and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their abilities or circumstances.”