Friends of the Children–Los Angeles (Friends LA) pairs children,
ages 4 to 6, of parenting foster youth with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend who stays by their side for 12+ years, no matter what.
Friends help youth navigate life, building on their personal strengths
and empowering families to access the resources available to them. We
combine the strength of our long-term relationships with the expertise
of community service providers to meet the unique needs of each of our
program youth and their families.
Friends support parent's hopes and dreams for their children
Friends spend time in each child's school, home and community
Friends provide one-on-one educational support in and out of the classroom
Friends promote social and emotional development
Friends help children and families build their social capital
Friends link children and families to community resources
Who is eligible
Children whose parents were in foster care and are between the ages of 4 to 6
Children who live in Metro (SPA 4), South Los Angeles (SPA 6), or the surrounding Inglewood area.
To refer a child to our program, download and fill out the form
available at the link below and email email@example.com.