Model & Strategy

A Home Within seeks to heal the trauma of chronic loss experienced by foster children and to improve the foster care system by providing consistent support through professional therapy services. Under the guidance of senior clinicians, licensed mental health providers in the private sector volunteer to see one child in weekly psychotherapy until the treatment comes to a natural close.

The network of clinicians in A Home Within helps youth to break the cycle of childhood trauma. In addition to promoting direct services, A Home Within fulfills its mission through professional training programs, public awareness campaigns and advocacy. The therapy provided to this vulnerable population is often a transformative experience that reduces anxiety, stress, dissociate states and many other symptoms—ultimately enabling foster children to become healthy, productive members of their communities.

Founded: 2001
Founder: Toni Heineman
Current Executive Director: David Simpson
Location of work: Domestic, Northeast, West Coast, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast
A Home Within
1850 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

One child, one therapist, for as long as it takes