Our History

Joyful ChildrenCounseling and Research Associates Inc., a California non-profit corporation, was founded in 1967 and has been doing business as Masada Homes since 1989.

Begun as a Residential Treatment Program for boys 13 to 18 years of age, Masada began providing mental health services in 1999 under contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Over the years, Masada has added services and locations to keep up with the demand for innovative and accessible treatment programs. Masada now provides a complete range of community-based mental health services to children, adults and families throughout Southern California.