Family Preservation is implemented when problems in families are so severe that children may be at risk of being removed from the home. The goal is to keep the family united by providing In-Home Outreach Counseling services that will assist, support, inform and educate the family.

The Family Preservation Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Probation and Penny Lane Centers.

The purpose of the Family Preservation Program is to:

•    Promote the safety and well-being of children and         their families
•    Preserve family unity where children’s safety can be       supported
•    Maintain Permanency for children
•    Empower families to achieve or sustain
      independence  and self- sufficiency
•    Enhance the support for the family within their                community


Palmdale Office

Maritza Hernandez
Program Manager
(661) 206-6295 x101

Lancaster Office

Theresa Culver
LCSW Clinical Director
(661) 274-0770 x2520

Commerce Office

Lilie Amezquita
Program Manager