Our Vision: At CHC, we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen and young adult.
We offer evaluations, programs and treatment for ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism and serve families on the Peninsula and South Bay as well as the greater San Francisco Bay Area through our clinical services, schools, and community education and outreach programs. We’ve been serving kids and families for 65 years and have impacted over 1,000,000 children, teens and young adults.
To remove barriers to learning and mental health, helping children and teens become resilient, happy and successful at home, at school and in life.
We strive to remove social emotional and learning barriers for kids and families regardless of language, location or ability to pay.
Our Core Commitments
- Children, Teens, Young Adults and Families
- Respect for the Individual
Our Core Values
CHC was founded in 1953 by Dr. Esther B. Clark, one of the first female pediatricians to practice on the Peninsula. She started Children’s Health Council with a $10,000 annual budget, a largely volunteer staff and most importantly, her spirited will.
Dr. Clark had a dream for every child. She imagined a place where families could come for help. A place where kids come first. A place with integrated services and caring experts. It would be a place where families could be assured of being respected and welcomed in their own language. A place where children could develop the social emotional learning skills and resilience to reach their full promise and potential. It would have strong leadership, expert caring staff, passionate volunteers and devoted donors. It would be called Children’s Health Council.
Evaluation. Therapy. Consultation. IOP.
Expert multidisciplinary assessment, personalized therapy and innovative programs increase every child’s ability to learn and achieve the balance necessary to enhance life experience and improve school performance. Ages 0-25.
Chief Clinical Officer, Ramsey Khasho, PsyD
Dyslexia and other language-based learning differences
Personalized learning for students with average to above average intelligence with diagnosed language-based learning differences such as dyslexia and the attention and social challenges that often accompany them. Grades 1-8.
Head of School, Chris Harris, MEd
Director of Clinical Services, Ramsey Khasho, PsyD
Therapeutic Day School for Grades 2-10
Therapeutic day school providing transformative education where children with severe emotional and behavioral issues re-engage in learning and develop the positive behaviors necessary to transition back to a district school. Grades 2-10.
Head of School, Chris Harris
Serving the underserved.
Nurturing specialists assess children and deliver behavioral health services to underserved families. The culturally-sensitive and diverse staff is committed to working with families in both English and Spanish in various Bay Area locations. Ages 0-18.
Director, Joan Baran, PhD
Bringing the community together for good.
Classes, workshops and conferences; EdRev Expo; student advocacy; parent support groups; outreach; community partnerships; volunteer programs; and 24/7 online resources. Classes reference ages 0-18.
Director, Cindy Lopez