Friends of the Children - Los Angeles supports children and families impacted by foster care.

We believe in keeping families together and ending multigenerational poverty. 

Our Method

We select children impacted by foster care who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

Our Model

We commit to each child and their parents for the long-term. 12+ years, no matter what.

Each child is paired with a paid, professional mentor called a Friend. We also provide support to the parent, giving a holistic approach to uplifting the entire family.

Our Outcomes

92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.

83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.

98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.

93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.

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