Los Angeles County has more than 19,000 children in foster care and half of them are Latino, according to the office of LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis.https://dcfs.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/KABCBobbyCagle-4-8-20.mp4
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis Wednesday announced the start of the county’s first campaign devoted to supporting the Latino community’s foster children and connecting them with loving families through the program Juntos con los Ninos, which in Spanish means “Together with the Children.”
“Families that primarily speak Spanish are a valuable resource for children in our foster care system,” Solis said. “Sharing Latino cultural traditions and a common language can reduce trauma for youth who are removed from their birth families and placed in a bilingual foster home. This cultural affirmation will put our children on a pathway to success in life.”
Juntos con los Ninos partnered with the county’s Department of Child and Family Services and the Office of Immigrant Affairs to start the campaign.