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WHO WE ARE

California Institute of Health & Social Services, Inc. (CIHSS) is a social service agency developed to decrease the number of children being put in out-of-home care, preserve the family structure and increase quality of care services to youth and adults identified as at-risk in the Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

CIHSS was founded in 1993 by William T. Marshall, Ph.D. with a mission to address the problem of the large number of African American and Hispanic children who were at risk of being removed from their homes.

CIHSS has continued to support the goal of increasing the availability of resources and protecting the welfare of children, adults, and families of our diverse communities that we serve by the provision of services from experienced and professional staff.

OUR MISSION

CIHSS aims to preserve the family structure and increase the quality of care to children, youth and adults. 

We focus on increasing the services of at-risk families and supporting them by protecting the welfare of children, adults and families of our communities.

OUR VISION

CIHSS is a well-respected social services agency with highly trained professional staff that continuously renews their commitment to providing excellent comprehensive services. 

Through teamwork and perseverance, CIHSS serves culturally diverse and previously underserved populations within their communities. As a result of the impact of services on the lives of clients, they strive to be self-sufficient and exemplary. 

OUR STRATEGIES

CIHSS aims to preserve the family structure and increase the quality of care to children, youth and adults.

Our strategies include:

  • Providing mental health treatment services to the most venerable in the community.

  • Recruiting, Training and Supporting resources for families.

  • Finding and maintaining foster and kinship families in their own neighborhoods.

  • Recruiting, training and developing home for developmental disabled adults

  • Building Community Partnerships  

 

At CIHSS, we share the love.

STATISTICS

​CIHSS has served approximately 2000 families in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Lancaster over the last 5 years, including 29% African American, 47% Latino, 15% Caucasian, 3% Native America, 2% Pacific Islander and 4% Other.

 

Our staff consist of 68% African American, 26% Latino, 3% Caucasian, 2% Pacific Islander and 1% Asian.

FOCUS ON QUALITY SERVICES

CIHSS is dedicated to providing quality services.

We are staffed with qualified personnel who are committed to ensuring "best case practices".

 

In addition, we encourage continuous/on-going education for all of our staff.

Our staff consist of 68% African American, 26% Latino, 3% Caucasian, 2% Pacific Islander and 1% Asian.

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