How does Friends LA approach systematic inequity and discrimination?

We demand equity in everything we do.

Whiskey with Friends

Our Values, Our Stance

How We're Supporting Our Youth and Families Through This Crisis

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 for the long-term.
12+ years, no matter what.

Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

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.