ECF was founded in 1946 by a group of parents and community activists who wanted to establish an alternative to institutional care for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Over the years, ECF’s services have expanded to meet the changing needs of the individuals we serve. We've successfully created early intervention programs for infants and toddlers, as well as residential, work and day programs for adults, and merged with the Kayne Eras Center (KEC) to add a K-12 school and comprehensive Mental Health Program. Today ECF is the only organization of its kind in California providing a lifespan of services to approximately 3,800 children, adults, and their families at 15 ECF service sites, in participants’ homes, and in community settings throughout L.A. County.
For more information about ECF's lifespan of services and how they help participants with special needs reach their greatest potential, please visit www.ECF.net.