Contact Us: (818) 365-8588  |  Monday to Thursday - 9am to 8pm & Friday - 9am to 2pm

Our Mission is to provide counseling and educational services that facilitate personal growth, strengthen the family unit, and protect human dignity for all persons in need.


Opportunity Drawing

Congratulations to the winners of the virtual opportunity drawing  held on May 14, 2020.  Phill Weissman won the grand prize of a Princess Cruises Medallion Class Vacation Cruise featuring Ocean Medallion for two. Terry Davis won the second prize of 4 one-day park hopper passes to Disneyland and California Adventure,  and Janet Papkin won the third prize of  4 stadium Level Dodgers Tickets.  We thank everyone who participated in the drawing by purchasing raffle tickets or donating prizes.  VFC has the best supporters! We couldn't do it without you.


Learning Center

The Learning Center is an amazing place for kids!!!  If you are a child in elementary school who needs help with homework, or if you are a parent looking for a supportive, nurturing environment where you child will have access to knowledgeable tutors and mentors, we have the place for you! Valley Family Center is looking for kids who want to join The Learning Center.  Our VIRTUAL after-school program includes: Homework help, STEM Activities, and activities to improve reading, writing, math and computer literacy.  Enroll now! Tell your friends!  Virtual Learning Sessions will begin on Monday, August 24th.  In person learning will resume in late September 2020.  For more details please call Patricia Bohan 818-365-8588.

Spread kindness not virus

VFC is Open During the COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the COVID-19 Crisis, Valley Family Center is still doing business. However, we have moved to an online platform using Zoom Telehealth. Telephone inquires for services are being answered Mon-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-2:00pm. 818-365-8588

Meet our Experienced Team

Experienced therapists and educators form our staff
Gary Bessler

Gary Bessler

Executive Director

Mary H. Henriques, MPH

Development Director

Patricia Bohan

Learning Center Director
Lorena Tercero-Villalba

Lorena Tercero-Villalba

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Clinical Director


We are so thankful and grateful to come to Valley Family Center with our marriage challenge. We feel we have learned a lot from each other at the Center and grown a lot during our sessions. It has really helped us develop a more hope filled outlook.

Couple who received marital therapy

At Valley Family Center’s Learning Center, they help me with my homework and to get a better education and to have a better future.

Robert, Grade 5

Violence is never the answer. And that you should always be yourself and not care what people say about you.

Victims of Domestic Violence Group Participant

At Valley Family Center, they pay close attention to ensuring that everyone that comes into the center is treated with respect and caring.

Former Staff Member

Amazing community resource. Absolutely fantastic counselors! Truly a place that cares. I’d give them 10 stars if I could! So grateful for this wonderful place.

Counseling Client

When you get mad you can calm yourself by listening to music or to think about something else. Also I learned that talking with someone else about your problems can help you take them off your head and not think about it a lot.

Victims of Domestic Violence Group Participant

I like coming to the Learning Center because the teachers help me concentrate

Alan, Grade 4
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