Friends of the Children - Los Angeles supports children and families impacted by the child welfare system.

Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors — 12+ years, no matter what.

Our Method

We enroll children 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.

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