Seneca Wraparound

Founded in 1985 as a small residential and day treatment program for foster youth with the most challenging behavioral and mental health needs, Seneca Family of Agencies has enacted its mission to “serve children and families through the most difficult times of their lives” by building a comprehensive continuum of care in 12 California counties. A core component of this continuum is Seneca’s innovative and unique Wraparound model. Aligned with the National Wraparound Initiative model principles and values, the 10 Principles of Seneca Wraparound are:

  • Family Centered
  • Team based
  • Sustainable
  • Collaborative
  • Community-based
  • Culturally Competent
  • Individualized
  • Strengths and Values-based
  • Unconditional Care
  • Goal Driven

Accepted to the Portfolio: January 2014

This is an Evidence-Based program!  Learn more

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  •  Follow-through on team decisions
  • Services, supports, & strategies that “fit”
  • Re-orientation to a focus on family, youth, & team member strengths
  • Improved service coordination 
  • High satisfaction with & engagement in the process & individual services
  • Experiences of efficacy & success

Long Term Outcomes

  • Stable, home-like placements
  • Improved mental health outcomes (youth & caregiver)
  • Improved functioning in school, work, & community
  • Achievement of team mission & family vision
  • Increased assets
  • Improved resilience & quality of life

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)
  • Kindergarten  - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)
  • Adult (25 - 60)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

    Program Implementers

    The following organizations implement this program locally:


     Seneca Family of Agencies

    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • Sonoma County Department of Health Services
    • Sonoma County Human Services Department