The agency was the vision of H.I. Tom Sawyer, a dairy farmer and a volunteer member of the Stanislaus County Mental Health Advisory Board. The agency's foundation was built on the belief that children need positive and loving role models to grow into healthy adults. Healthy family units are necessary to every child's development.
As we continue to grow, this foundation remains the commitment of the staff of Sierra Vista. We believe Mr. Sawyer would be pleased with the number of children and families who have been helped over the past 35 years, and that he would be proud of the staff and community who have made it possible.