Pacific Clinics and Uplift Family Services have merged, and will operate under the name Pacific Clinics. The combined organization will offer services in multiple California counties. Financial terms were not disclosed. Kathryn McCarthy, Esq. will assume the position of chief executive officer/president of the merged Pacific Clinics, a role she held at Uplift Family Services. James J. Balla, MBA, who served as Pacific Clinics’ chief executive officer, will continue in a distinguished role as chief strategy officer.
Pacific Clinics offers a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs. Its unmatched continuity of care provides life-changing services to individuals of all ages—children, youth, older adults, and families. This merger will enable Pacific Clinics to fill a critical gap in providing access to mental health services to all Californians, with a broad range of quality services offered to qualifying individuals and families.
Uplift Family Services has operated since 1867, providing wraparound services through a trauma-informed approach to individualized care. Established in 1926, Pacific Clinics has adapted its core strengths-based mental health treatments and educational programs with specialized services and sensitivities for diverse cultures and populations. Since 2020, Pacific Clinics and Uplift Family Services have partnered to jointly operate one of California’s first certified community behavioral health clinics, a national model for integrated behavioral and physical health care.
Pacific Clinics is a large non-profit community-based organization that provides behavioral and mental health services and supports. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare, and Ventura. It provides additional foster care and social services in multiple counties statewide.
This was reported by Pacific Clinics on March 1, 2022.
Contact information: Pacific Clinics, 800 South Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006-3555; Website: http://www.pacificclinics.org/