San Bernardino County

Valley Star Behavioral Health

Valley Star Behavioral Health is a community-based mental health program in San Bernardino County dedicated to preventing and treating mental illness.

Valley Star Community Services

A group session at The STAY in San Bernardino.

Day Treatment Ė Rehabilitative Services

A multi-disciplinary treatment services that include individual therapy, family therapy and groups in a full day program coordinated with school.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services (CAPTS)

CAPTS incorporates counseling services for individuals, families/couples, and groups. The wide variety of classes include Parent Education, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and Life Skills.


The Promoting Resilience in African-American Children (PRAAC) services program provides services to African-American children ages 5-11 and their families in San Bernardino Unified School District and communities. Click here to learn more.

The Independent Living Program (ILP)

ILP provides education, training, employment, financial support, and services that help current and former foster care and probation youth achieve independence and self sufficiency.

Resource Centers

One Stop TAY Center

One Stop TAY Center is a program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 16-25 in Yucca Valley in the East Desert region. Modeled after a drop-in center, it is a place where young people can receive support services to aid in their own recovery and to develop independent living skills. Click here to learn more.

The Family Resource Center (FRC)

Valley Starís FRC staff collaborates with outside agency partners to reduce the amount of unmet needs of individuals and families within the local community. Services include parent support groups, young adult career assistance, a kidís club with homework help, brief counseling, and wellness activities for seniors and Veterans. Click here to learn more.

Crisis Programs

With two locations, one in downtown Victorville and another in Yucca Valley in the Morongo Basin, the centers provides urgent mental health services 24/7 to those of all ages in acute psychiatric stress who need immediate access to crisis mental health services. Click here to learn more.

Crisis Residential Treatment Center (CRT) is a short-term 14-bed center for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in crisis located in the County of San Bernardino. It helps young people safely and successfully transition back to community living after a period of psychiatric crisis and recovery. Click here for more.

Non-Public High School

Valley Star High School is an innovative school program that serves adolescents between the ages of 11 and 22 who face emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. The program is designed to serve youth who live at home in the community and who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from their most recent school that provides for placement at a nonpublic school. Click here to learn more.

Valley Star Contacts

Steve Thronson
Regional Administrator
Valley Star Behavioral Health
phone: (760) 393-5122 | (760) 393-5122
1585 S. D Street - San Bernardino, CA 92408
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Elsie Barton
Administrator, Valley Star Crisis Residential Treatment Center
phone: (909) 763-4760 | (909) 763-4760 | fax: (909)763-4772
780 East Gilbert Street - San Bernardino, CA 92415
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Sherie Park, MS, LMFT, PPSC
Clinical Supervisor
phone: (909) 388-2222 | (909) 388-2222 x 135 | fax: (909) 388-2220
1585 S. D Street - San Bernardino, CA 92408
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Eligibility and Referral Information

Valley Star Children and Family Services' programs are available to young people ages five to 22 who reside in San Bernardino County and who have serious behavioral problems at home and/or at school. Referrals may be made by schools and school districts, the San Bernardino Departments of Behavioral Health, Children's Services, or Probation, as well as by school teachers or counselors, foster family agencies, or family members. Services are reimbursed through the Short Doyle/Medi-Cal Plan.