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To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.
To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.
To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.
Yes, The Angel Tree is back. Foster Care Project is asking you to donate a Christmas gift and help give a foster child a wonderful holiday. Beginning Sunday, November 27, 2022, you can take a tag from the Angel Tree, which will be waiting in the foyer of All Saints Church, or click here for a tag for an on-line gift card. You can provide a gift to fulfill the wish of a child in foster care--and make their day extra special. Please bring your gift card back to the Church office on any Sunday, up until the deadline of December 11. We will be sure that your generous gift reaches a foster child.
Imagine the joy of formerly unsheltered girls, 14-17 years old, receiving a holiday gift bag to brighten their arrival at the Optimist Emergency Shelter before they are transferred to their next placement in foster care. By Dec 31, twenty or more homeless girls in foster care will stay briefly in the Shelter and will benefit from your donations. In addition, a group of formerly homeless community college students, both young men and women, who are living in Optimist residences, need basic household supplies for their college survival baskets. Youth in both of these settings will also enjoy art and craft supplies, board games, hoodies, warm blankets, and gift cards.
November is National Adoption Month! If you have experience as a foster or adopted child or adoptive parent, consider sharing your experience by becoming a mentor to a child or parent currently going through the adoption process. The Mentor Program at Five Acres matches mentors with lived experience with children and adults currently involved in foster care and adoption. Mentors must have experience as an adoptee, an adoptive parent, or former foster youth.
Your donations make a difference.