IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
Bithiah’s Family Services provides resources and support to Educators, Foster and Adoptive families, Providers and those that work with vulnerable children. Through trauma informed trainings, retreats, and workshops, Bithiah’s is committed to support, equip and encourage those that are “in the trenches”.
It all began with Bithiah’s House Residential Treatment Center. This short term residential program served medically fragile children ages 0-6. During their stay, each child received intensive therapy services, medical treatment, and top-notch care. Pet therapy, music, art and gymnastics classes helped to aid each child in the healing process. Bithiah’s House quickly grew a waiting list for potential placement and was described as exceptional and became preferred placement for local counties. What made the facility truly great was the team of caregivers, therapists, nurses, and social workers that became part of team. Lives were changed, healing began and impact was created.
The Thompsons became licensed foster parents in 2008. They started seeing the great need for temporary placement of babies and toddlers in the foster care system and the lack of support for those “in the trenches”. After trying to meet this need in their home through traditional foster care, they decided to open a separate residence to care for and treat more children at a time and Bithiah’s House was born. In 2019, Bithiah’s House expanded to Bithiah’s Family Services providing training, support and resources to those working with vulnerable children. Keith and Michelle are both Educators residing in Southern California and are parents to 5 through birth and adoption.