About Us

Mission Statement

Create an environment that provides residents with a setting that will afford each person the opportunity for healing and socialization.


Changing Faces was developed in 1997 by Adrian Cooks Founder/Administrator and Neal LeMaire Board President. The purpose was to provide a program to enrich the lives of youth, and to focus on transitional programs, drug treatment and stability. Also, they wanted to promote a family based environment enriched with structure and security with a strong focus on ensuring that each resident who graduates and leaves our programs is well equipped with the tools they need to be successful and that Changing Faces is always a resource for them in the future if they so choose. In June 2006, Changing Faces assumed Agape Homes and incorporated Changing Faces philosophy and structure into the Agape Homes program.

Changing Faces has dedicated itself to being an agency that provides and coordinates a comprehensive menu of community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Changing Faces’ philosophy emphasizes a strengths based menu of services including:

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Re-unification
  • Parent Support
  • Goal Setting
  • Life Skills Training
  • Transitional Planning
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Emancipation
  • GED Support
  • Vocational Guidance & Support
  • Drug & Alcohol Education
  • Equine therapy through our local Indian Partnership program
  • HRPP and ILP groups
  • Non Minor Dependent Program AB 12 Housing

Facility Information:

  • Facility License #’s for Agape Homes: 428209702
  • Facility License #’s for Changing Faces: 425800981
  • License Capacity and gender for Agape: 6 males
  • License Capacity and gender for Changing Faces: 8
  • Ages of the Youth: 12-18
  • Rate Classification: 10 pending STRTP program approval
  • Funding/Licensing Source: AFDC, California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing
  • Locations of Agape Group Homes: Orcutt
  • Location of Changing Faces: Orcutt