Children's Home of Stockton

(209) 466-0853 (Main Office)
(209) 395-3401 (Intakes & Referrals)
(209) 463-2380 (Catalyst Program)
(209) 466-1770

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) referrals are only accepted through Juvenile Probation and Social Service Departments.

Catalyst referrals are accepted from community partners/organizations and self-referrals from Transition Age Youth (TAY) experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) provides a home away from home for youth who need it most, as its mission is to give at-risk youth an opportunity for a productive life through treatment and education in a safe, nurturing environment. CHS is one of the largest social service organizations in Stockton and the largest STRTP in San Joaquin County, serving at-risk youth in San Joaquin County and throughout California for 140 years. Each year, CHS serves approximately 150 at-risk youth.

Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) operates two programs: a licensed 16-bed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) for foster youth 12- to 18-years old and Catalyst, an 18-bed Transitional Housing Program for homeless and at-risk youth 18- to 24-years old.

Services include:

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Culturally relevant and trauma-informed care
  • Seeking Safety Treatment Model (evidence-based)
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Trauma-focused individual, group, or family therapy
  • Specialty Mental Health Services
  • Behavior and/or medication management
  • Substance abuse prevention education
  • Vocational counseling
  • Recreational opportunities
  • On-grounds work experience program
  • Family reunification services
  • Outreach and coordinated supportive services for youth identified as or at risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Emancipation preparation
  • Transitional Housing Program
  • Aftercare services and transition planning

As the highest level of care for foster youth, CHS provides intensive therapeutic services so each youth can enhance their quality of life and have a place where they feel safe, supported, and happy. Catalyst provides coordinated, robust services that include linkages for mental health counseling, life skills, educational assistance, career assistance, and housing and transportation assistance. The goal is to offer needed support so every youth has the chance to be successful and thrive as a productive member of the community.

Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) is a non-profit organization. For more information, to get involved, or to tour the campus please call (209) 466-0853.

If you have any questions pertaining to intake or STRTP referrals, please contact Lena Mayo, Intake Coordinator, at (209) 395-3401 or at For Catalyst referrals, please contact Lisa Jordan, Youth Services Director. Youth experiencing homelessness can self-refer.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Main Location
430 North Pilgrim Street
Stockton, CA  95205
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