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Boston and San Francisco, January 9, 2017 - Housatonic Partners is pleased to announce that on August 30, 2016, it made a minority investment in Calo Programs (“Calo”), a leading behavioral health provider specializing in serving preteens, teens and young adults suffering from the effects of early childhood trauma, particularly that which is complicated by adoption.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and with locations across the country, Calo offers clients a comprehensive network of clinical and therapeutic programs, including residential treatment centers, young adult transition programs, outpatient centers and wilderness therapy programs.  Calo’s programs emphasize a variety of trauma and attachment-based treatments, with a focus on creating experiences of acceptance, attunement, security and regulation. 

Joe Niehaus, Managing Director at Housatonic, said: “My partners and I have known Calo CEO Alex Stavros since 2011.  The Company has developed a unique clinical approach, driving successful client outcomes.  We are excited to support Alex’s vision and to work with the Calo team to create access to and awareness of needed trauma-informed behavioral health services.” 

“Given our long personal relationship and Housatonic’s extensive experience helping build great programs across the behavioral health sector, we are pleased to partner with them as we continue to build our brand and improve our treatment impact,” added Alex Stavros, CEO of Calo.  “We are committed to maintaining a highly specialized clinical model, and are eager to expand Calo’s treatment services to help even more families afflicted by early trauma.”

About Housatonic

Housatonic Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 1994 with more than $1 billion in capital under management. The firm invests in growing, profitable businesses with highly recurring revenue. Housatonic Partners has backed exceptional management teams in more than 85 small to mid-sized companies over the last 22 years.

About Calo

Calo is a behavioral health treatment provider with operations in Arizona, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Calo provides comprehensive treatment for preteens, teens and young adults who are suffering from a combination of trauma-related mental health disorders.  Using a relational treatment based approach, clients are treated at Calo’s facilities through a full range of unique clinical interventions such as canine therapy, brainspotting, and neurotherapy to promote the establishment of healthy and safe relationships.


Steve Johnson
Housatonic Partners
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