Our Mission is to provide a therapeutic environment inclusive of the children, youth, adults, families and communities we proudly serve. We strive to bring an innovative approach to developing and or restoring a positive sense of self and identity through forward thinking curriculums, positive interactions and advanced technology.

Our programs are designed using evidenced supported/evidenced based positive approaches.  Our policies and procedures are written in a way to give a voice to every integral part of the organization while providing safety in the delivery of services.  Understanding that trauma can be a factor in anyone’s life, our person- centered approach allows each individual to have Positive Behavior Supports which are intertwined in a Nurtured Heart Approach.

Our goal is to address the ‘whole’ person and not just a symptom.  ASun Star believes in resilience and the enhancement of life choices by promoting independence and empowering individuals in a caring atmosphere of dignity, respect, and understanding.


ASun Star’s vision is to help every individual and family to create a picture of their life without limits, seeing beyond the reality of their current experience to become the “BRIGHTEST STAR” they were destined to be.


Established in 2005, ASun Star grew out of the platform “Violence Against Children by Children,” which was initially created within the Miss America Organization.  It was during this event where ASun Star’s Executive Director created the R.E.A.C.T. (Recreational Events Aiding Children’s Talents) initiative. R.E.A.C.T was developed as an after-school program that focused on the strengths perspective as it monopolized on the assets of the youth and provided recreational activities as homework readiness, esteem building, self-image and academic enhancement to enable the youth to succeed in the community.  

However; during the program’s course, it became evident that children and youth flourish with settings in his/her community and structured activities that were ‘home-like.’ Therefore; ASun Star emerged as a significant provider of in-home intensive services in order to provide programming geared to a natural setting.

Our organization believes in addressing the whole person in his/her environment; in order to provide the best care possible.  Our belief in resilience and enhancement of life choices helped develop our continuum of care. In order to meet the needs of the community and create environments outside of institutions; ASun Star initiated development; phase two phase, by providing services for children/youth, adolescents, adults and families.  


It is our goal to create a team of individuals that are not only trailblazers in the field, but are some of the most compassionate, empathic people that want to change the world one family at a time!!