Hathaway-Sycamores Connections is one of the first comprehensive wraparound programs in Los Angeles County. Developed for high-risk youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems, wraparound is used as an alternative to residential or group home institutional care. The goal is to keep the child at home while receiving treatment or if the child is already in institutional care, to return them home sooner.
Wraparound is not a specific program or type of service but a process. This process encompasses a variety of programs and services based on the needs of the child and family involved. The purpose of wraparound is to establish one working plan even if the child is receiving services from other agencies in addition to the services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.

Who We Serve

A child qualifies for the program if he or she is eligible to receive services from two or more of the following Los Angeles County departments and public agencies: Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Mental Health, Probation, special education programs or if the child is at risk of being placed in a group care home (RCL 12 or 14) or has a history of multiple placements. Connections offers children and families team networking and resource development, one-to-one support for parents and children, crisis intervention, individual and family clinical services, educational support services and integrated planning for long-term community resources.


Hathaway-Sycamores has created Connections, one of the first comprehensive Wraparound Programs in Los Angeles County. This program is designed to “wrap” services and supports around a child and family, to prevent the child from leaving home to receive services.

Hathaway-Sycamores is a founding member of the Los Angeles Training Consortium (LATC). The LATC is dedicated to providing training, curriculum development, coaching and consultation to lead Wraparound agencies, public agency workers, educators, oversight entities, collaborating partners, families, courts, referral sources or others interested in the Wraparound process.