Mission: The carolyn e. Wylie center for children, youth & families improves the quality of life and enhances family relationships by providing programs for children and the community with compassion and commitment.
Programs: Autism:the wylie center serves children with special needs aged birth to three years, with early intervention, occupational, physical, speech and mental health therapy. The center also operates a non-public agency for children aged three to twelve years through contracts with local school districts. Autism services are provided in a clinic or home setting for children aged two to fifteen years using applied behavior analysis, floor time, augumented communication, occupational therapy, and other individualized services. These services are funded through the regional center, insurance payments, school districts, or private pay.
outreach, parenting, and treatment:outreach provides counseling in a school setting in either groups or individually. Topics covered include how to deal with bullying, drugs, suicide prevention, loss, grief, and many other issues affecting children and their families. Mental health treatment serves children, adolescents and their families. Staff, from licensed clinicians to student interns, treat all issues presented by these families. The wylie center is lgbt friendly. Substance abuse adolescent groups are available as well as prevention outreach on this issue.
home program:home program provides early intervention in the home for children that are medically fragile or cannot travel to a site-based program. This program also includes occupational, physical and speech therapy as needed. This program serves western riverside and southern san bernardino counties.
When my daughter was an infant and barely walking, rarely talking, and her her pediatrician, a neurologist and the state department of developmental services didn't catch that she had autism and cerebral palsy, this organization did. That was 22 years ago. They took her in and gave her a scholarship to receive speech and intensive early education services and then they took on the local dept for developmental services to give them the assessments that they missed so that she could receive services.
When she was a teenager and didn't have friends, they allowed me to start a group called Capable Girls to help her and others girls like her who were lonely. And she made friends. They never made a dime on it.
When there was an toddler murdered in the City of Riverside in 2009 by his mother and they learned that there were no services anywhere in the counties of Riverside or San Bernardino Counties to serve this population, they stepped up and started the Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative - even they had no start up money to do it.
They continue to do the day in day out treatment services that they are paid to do, but then the do so much more. Such as operating their own food pantry so that no one goes hungry and providing clothing, toys, bus passes, etc. They never make their clients feel "less than" and they are always willing to step up and serve the under-served population that may be ignored by grant funders.