Published: October 25, 2022

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Quinceanera celebration for DCFS youth

The annual rite of passage was held on Oct. 16, 2022 for six foster youth in a magical celebration.

Published: October 20, 2022

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Changing Lives: A Foster Youth Averts the Housing Cliff

Once he turned 21, foster youth Tysaiah Cooper was aging out of the system and in danger of losing housing. But thanks to a unique partnership between the County, a…

Published: September 13, 2022

Child abuse risk analysis tool flags families that need enhanced social services

By providing supervisors with data on children at risk early in the assessment process, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services can better respond to family crises….

Published: August 30, 2022

KKLA-SoCal Connection with Larry Marino Interviews Director Brandon T. Nichols

Listen to this conversation between Larry Marino and Director Brandon T. Nichols on the topic of Social Security benefits for youth in foster care. Listen to Interview

Published: August 12, 2022

Tidings for Teens: Providing clothing for the neediest

Tidings for Teens held its annual shopping event for foster youth Sunday, for the first time as a nonprofit organization. “Their mission is so inspiring,” said Joelle Danahy, who helped…

Published: August 2, 2022

“Nos guiaron para ser nosotros mismos”. Dos hermanos criados en hogar de acogida cumplen sus sueños

Conozca a los hermanos Jerry y Javier que van a la universidad, quienes sienten una profunda gratitud por sus padres de crianza (ahora tutores legales) por su apoyo y orientación…


Brothers from Fontana who were in foster care are able to overcome challenges, look forward to college

Two brothers from Fontana are among more than 300 youth in foster care who are being honored for achieving their goals in high school and now are pursuing post-secondary education. Jerry Davalos, 18, and…


‘Ellos tenían excusas fuertes para haberse rendido’

Tantas son las ganas de triunfar en la vida de los hermanos Javier y Jerry, que después de graduarse de la preparatoria el mes pasado, ahora se dirigen a cursar…

Published: July 1, 2022

California Budget Offers Some Targeted Help for Foster Youth and Families

In a budget flush with unexpected revenue, California will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the number of homes for foster children, provide cash payments to transition-age youth…

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