A Home Within Has Exciting News for Psychologists!

By Giving List Staff   |   May 19, 2023

A Home Within is thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired approval through the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer CE credits to psychologists! We want to thank all the psychologists in our community for their patience as we updated our systems to ensure our CE program complies with the rigorous standards of the APA. If you’re a licensed mental health clinician interested in A Home Within, attending one of our CE trainings is a great way to engage with our community — you can sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our calendar of CE offerings. 

What Makes Our CE Program Different?

 A Home Within cultivates relationships with therapists, thought leaders, community activists, policy makers, and families throughout the nation committed to providing trauma-informed practice, which includes understanding the impacts of culture, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, structural racism, and inequality on the population we serve. A Home Within has committed and responded to the moral imperative to diversify the lens through which trauma is understood, narrated, and intervened on in clinical and non-clinical settings. 

Our curriculum facilitates a learning environment in which diversity of thought and practice, resiliency, intersectionality, cultural attunement, and community building are valued and integrated into essential pillars to support engagement and healing across the lifespan. Moreover, A Home Within aspires to support mental health professionals at each stage of their career to gain skills and deploy various clinical modalities to address the “person-in-environment.” 

All trainings are committed to exploring how the social determinants of health influence poor mental health outcomes for system-involved youth, their families, and communities. We welcome a sustained dialogue on these issues in our trainings to lift up collective resources, expertise, and narrations of hope from our members.

We invite you to join us at our next CE event!

To view our full calendar of CE offerings, visit the “Events” page on our website: www.ahomewithin.org/events/ 


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Executive Director: Reed Connell


With a mission to create and support lasting, caring relationships for children and youth in foster care, A Home Within identifies, recruits, trains, and supports a network of licensed therapists who each provide free, weekly, one-to-one therapy to a single foster youth “for as long as it takes.” For foster youth who often watch people move in and out of their lives, our model creates an anchor of support.

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For foster youth, whose access to mental health services is often short-term, episodic, or compulsory, the voluntary long-term one-on-one therapy provided by A Home Within’s therapists can be transformative. The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust has long supported A Home Within because it is one of the few organizations that matches foster youth with volunteer therapists who build long-term relationships with youth and commit to working with them for as long as they need. A Home Within is meeting a critical need that has only grown during the COVID pandemic and as mental health challenges continue to be among the top pandemic-related issues cited by youth and youth-serving organizations, A Home Within’s work is more important now than ever.
Elisabeth Cutler
Senior Program Officer, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

A Lifelong Ripple Effect

A Home Within seeks $500,000 to grow its staff and quadruple the number of current and former foster youth it serves in California to 260 over the next year.

Their individual, relationship-based therapy not only helps their clients “heal and learn to thrive,” but also has a ripple effect that radiates throughout the community, says Connell.
“Our young people talk about having healthier relationships with family, friends, and partners,” Connell says.

Donations to A Home Within help the organization recruit and support more therapists around the country, and provide them with clinical supervision, training and continuing education, recognition, and celebration – all of which combine to sustain and honor the commitment each volunteer makes.

Key Supporters

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Sarnat-Hoffman Family Foundation
Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation
In-N-Out Burger Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
The Green Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
MYDAR Foundation
The Louis and Harold Price Foundation
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
The Battery Foundation
Bella Vista Foundation
CASA organizations throughout California
Foster Care Research Group
at the University of San Francisco
11 California Family Foundations
Over 350 Individual Donors