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Founded in 2017, Forward Family Services embarked on a transformative journey with a single-minded purpose: to empower individuals and families to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Our story began with a profound commitment to evidence-based behavioral therapy programs for children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis or disorders featuring similar characteristics.

Our origins lie in the belief that early intervention, rooted in evidence-based practices, can make an indelible impact on the lives of children and their families. We started by offering outstanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, realizing that these therapeutic interventions could pave the way for meaningful progress.

As our journey continued, we embraced a comprehensive service model, recognizing that a child's development is a multifaceted journey. We expanded our focus to encompass all areas that affect a child's life, ensuring that we address not only the immediate needs but also the long-term goals of each child we serve.
Forward Family Services operates as a center-based facility, providing a structured and nurturing environment for individuals to receive the support they need.


However, we also understand the importance of flexibility in treatment. In cases where a child and their family's unique circumstances and individual goals dictate a home setting for service provision, we extend our expertise and support into the comfort of their homes.

Integral to our approach is the commitment to maintaining a scientist-practitioner model. We actively engage in applied research to advance the quality of treatment and ensure that our methods are continually evolving to meet the evolving needs of our community. This commitment to innovation and evidence-based practices underscores our dedication to making a lasting impact on the lives we touch.

At Forward Family Services, our mission is not just a statement; it's a daily commitment to excellence. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey, wherever it may lead, and to continue expanding our presence, from one community to the next, as we work together to create a brighter future for all.
Because our company originated in Clovis and is a part of the community here, the company goals are uniquely oriented to the Central Valley and working with other professionals here in the area.

Comprehensive Services

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): Our journey began with a focus on ABA services, recognizing its transformative power for individuals on the autism spectrum.

  • Mental Health Services: Our compassionate professionals provide individual, couple, and family counseling, guiding you towards emotional well-being.

  • Intensive Outpatient Services: Offering structured support for adolescents and adults seeking healing and transformation.

  • Residential Substance Abuse and Detox: A safe and nurturing environment for individuals on their journey to recovery.

  • Upcoming PHP Program: Our forthcoming Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) will provide intensive treatment while maintaining community connections.

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Our Core Values

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  • Integrity: At the heart of everything we do, integrity guides us. We uphold the principles of honesty, transparency, accountability, ownership, and structure in all our interactions and operations.

  • Dignity: We treat every individual with the utmost respect, professionalism, empathy, kindness, and care, recognizing the inherent dignity in each person we serve.

  • Passion: Our dedication is unwavering, fueled by enthusiasm, purpose, drive, motivation, and ambition. We are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those we support.

  • Collaboration: We understand that the best solutions often emerge through teamwork. We prioritize effective communication, support, problem-solving, and acceptance, fostering collaboration at every level.

  • Improvement: Committed to continuous growth, innovation, quality, and excellence, we take ownership of our role in helping individuals and families achieve their best possible outcomes.

  • Knowledge: We value competence, education, experience, and a curious spirit for learning. Our commitment to knowledge ensures that we stay at the forefront of our field.

  • Fun: Happiness, joy, play, energy, and positivity are integral to our approach. We believe that a positive and enjoyable atmosphere enhances the well-being of everyone we serve.

Our Mission 

To empower every individual and family we serve to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential, and keep moving forward.

Our Vision 

To be the leading pioneer in the human services industry by providing the most comprehensive support to individuals and families and expanding our presence from one community to the next.

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