Valley Star Behavioral Health

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


Valley Star Community Services offers:

Day Treatment

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 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 regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicaps.

Sherie Park, MS, LMFT, PPSC
Clinical Supervisor
Valley Star Children and Family Services
phone: (909) 388-2222 x 135 | fax: (909) 388-2220
spark@starsinc.com

PRAAC

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.

Wandalyn Lane
PRAAC Program Coordinator
Valley Star Children and Family Services
phone: (909) 388-2222 x 132 | wlane@starsinc.com

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.

One Stop TAY Center

One Stop TAY Center is a program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 18-25 in Yucca Valley in the East Desert region. Modeled after a dropin center, it is a place where young people can receive support services to aid in their own recovery and to develop independent living skills.


Crisis Programs

Valley Star Crisis Walk-in Center (CWIC)

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.

The centers provide services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in need of immediate crisis intervention and stabilization. They are an alternative to psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, emergency rooms, and even jail. The CWICs are voluntary and offered in an unlocked setting, with a stay of up to 23 hours. Individuals admitted into the crisis stabilization unit are provided with services and supports to ensure their safe transition to the next level of care, or back to the community. Services include crisis stabilization and intervention, individual counseling, medication management, substance abuse treatment, family counseling, and education. The centers serve an under-served community, providing a warm, natural and comfortable setting with a sense of safety and acceptance.

CWIC Locations

Victorville
12240 Hesperia Road, Suite A
Victorville, CA 92395
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General information: HDCWIC@starsinc.com
Referrals: (760) 245-8837

Morongo
7293 Dumosa Ave., Suite 2
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
see map
General information & Referrals: rklotz@starsinc.com
Toll Free: (855) 365-6558
Local: (760) 365-2233



A Crisis Residential Treatment Center for Transition Age Youth (TAY) in San Bernardino County.

The STAY is a new short-term 14-bed center for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in crisis located in the County of San Bernardino. This facility is the only center of its kind in the state! This residential program is housed next door to the One Stop TAY Center.

Valley Star's Crisis Residential Treatment Center (called "The STAY") will help TAY safely and successfully transition back to community living after a period of psychiatric crisis and recovery.

Providing Support

The STAY is intended for:

  • TAY age 18 - 25 (up to their 26th birthday)
  • Those who are at risk and need a higher level of care (but lower than a psychiatric hospital)
  • Those who are non-violent and not sex offenders
  • Those who are appropriate for an environment with shared living
  • Those who are willing to actively participate in developing their own plans for recovery
  • Priority will be given to at-risk, system-involved youth (dependents and wards)

Obtaining Services and Referrals

For referrals, call the Admissions Coordinator 24 hours a day at (909) 763-4760 x 100.

For overall information about The STAY, including the referral process, email us at thestay@starsinc.com.

Steve Thronson
Regional Administrator
Valley Star Children and Family Services
phone: (760) 393-5122 | sthronson@starsinc.com

Elsie Barton
Administrator, Valley Star Crisis Residential Treatment Center
phone: (909)763-4760 | fax: (909)763-4772 | EBarton@starsinc.com

780 East Gilbert Street
San Bernardino, California 92415
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Non-Public High School

Valley Star High School

Valley Star High School is an innovative Nonpublic 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. Referrals are accepted from the San Bernardino City, Redlands, Yucaipa - Calimesa, and Morongo Unified School Districts.

  • Caring and compassionate staff
  • Small class size (no more than 12) with 3 staff to 12 students
  • Highly structured environment
  • Individual behavioral support plans
  • Credit Recovery offered for those with too few credits toward graduation.
  • Highly developed educational plans and instruction from Teachers with Special Education Credentials and/or Waivers.
  • Picturesque rural setting contributing to a supportive and less stressful learning experience.
  • Highly motivating reward system in a supportive social milieu
  • Transportation within a 1 hour radius

Valley Star High School is integrated with a Day Treatment Mental Health Program that assists qualified students with behavioral challenges. Students must meet criteria for such help as approved by the Department of Mental Health.

  • Clinicians provide personalized interventions through the school day that include social, coping and problem solving skill building.
  • Daily community meetings set the pace for a supportive environment and goal achievement.
  • Process groups focus on developing insight and awareness to improve overall functioning and the achievement of classroom and personal goals.


Eligibility and Referral Information

Valley Star Children and Family Services' programs are available to young people ages 5 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.

Christine Talley, Credentialed Special Education Teacher
Valley Star High School Principal
phone: (909) 705-5999 | ctalley@starsinc.com

Lauren Morff
DTR Supervisor

Day Treatment Mental Health Rehabilitation Program
phone: (909) 705-9998 x310 | lmorff@starsinc.com

9355 N. Opal Avenue, Suite 101
Mentone, CA 92359
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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.