CORE VALUES

We serve children diagnosed with emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays and their families.

We provide our children with the tools necessary to learn, to thrive and to function independently within the community.

 

​We provide our children with a safe, structured and nurturing environment.

 

​We provide our children with a variety of integrated educational and therapeutic services that are designed to meet their unique needs and are appropriate for their ages and disabilities. 

 

​We operate Oakes for the benefit of the community and strive to remain flexible and responsive to emerging needs.

 

​We are committed to responsible management of the resources entrusted to us by our community.

 

​We embrace diversity, strive for cultural competency and recognize the value of a diverse work force, board and client base.

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We provide comprehensive experience and a training site for graduate students in counseling and the behavioral sciences who want to work with children and their families.

Oakes Children's Center
School Accountability Report Card 2017-2018

By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. 

View a copy of Oakes' SARC Report 2017-2018 here.

Our Oakes' Story

Oakes Children’s Center evolved from a humble beginning in Parnassus Heights in 1963 as the San Francisco Children's Center preschool for autistic children. Over time, we began to serve young children with mental health diagnosis and, by 1970, became Oakes Children's Center, a school serving children and youth with severe emotional disturbance. In addition to our School and Outpatient services, in 1988 our program expanded to include a Clinical Training Program for graduate students in psychology and social work. Oakes’ began our Partnership Program in 2004 to reach students in San Francisco public schools: In 2019-2020, Clinicians was serving clients and classrooms in 62 elementary, middle, and high school sites, and demand grew. With increasing attention to early intervention, and increasing developmental delay and mental health diagnosis, Oakes’ Outpatient Program doubled the number of clients served in 2019-2020. In partnership with SFUSD and the Department of Health, Oakes hopes to develop new mobile programs to continue our reach into the community.  In 2020, Oakes will be serving over 250 children through our Outreach and Partnership Programs and hope to return to work on our Oakes' Center site and in the many San Francisco Unified School District schools we serve.

ABOUT US

Oakes Children’s Center is dedicated to providing education and mental health services to youth with emotional and/or developmental challenges and to their families, particularly in underserved communities. Our goal is to foster the social, emotional and educational growth necessary for children to continue learning and fully realize their potential.  We fulfill our mission by providing individualized education, innovative and culturally-responsive therapeutic services, comprehensive assessment, and clinical training.

OUR MISSION

Oakes Children’s Center is dedicated to providing education and mental health services to youth with emotional and/or developmental challenges and to their families, particularly in underserved communities. Our goal is to foster the social, emotional and educational growth necessary for children to continue learning and fully realize their potential. We fulfill our mission by providing individualized education, innovative and culturally-responsive therapeutic services, comprehensive assessment, and clinical training. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lisa Freeman, Co-Chair

D. Austin Hare, Co-Chair

Jeffrey Ralls, Vice-Chair

Nathan SooHoo, Treasurer

Frixos Michael, Member

Nicole Roger, Member

Akin Mousse, Member

Elena Matsis, Advisory Board

Updated information available on 

Oakes Board Roster

If you would like to join our Board, please consider filling out our application here: Board Member Application

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Linda Wohlrabe, MSW, Interim Executive Director

Dr. Holly Oswald, PsyD. Clinical and Training Director

Partnership and Outpatient Program Director, TBA Fall 2020

Lawrence Villegas, Finance and Operations

ABOUT US

Oakes Children’s Center is dedicated to providing education and mental health services to youth with emotional and/or developmental challenges and to their families, particularly in underserved communities.

REACH US

tel: 415-641-8000

 

1550 Treat Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

 

oakes@oakeschildrenscenter.org

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