Our Mission

All Saints Church Foster Care Project provides community education, public policy/advocacy and direct services for children and youth who have been removed from the care of their parents to the supervision of the state. The Project recruits and sustains volunteers who serve in public and private agencies or work on special projects designed to enhance the lives of foster, homeless, transitional and incarcerated children and youth.

EDUCATION

To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.

SERVICE

To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.

COMMUNITY ACTION

To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.

HOW CAN YOU HELP US

Get involved today through our volunteering and donation opportunities below.

BECOME VOLUNTEER

Volunteer as a tutor, mentor, participate in events.

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DONATE ITEMS

Donate diapers, bags, supplies etc.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our range of one-time and ongoing volunteering opportunities provide direct services to those in Foster Care. Become a volunteer by clicking the Sign Up button!
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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM THE FOSTER CARE PROJECT

All of us at All Saints Church Foster Care Project and the ACAC Program wish to thank you for the generous outpouring of groceries, toys, bicycles, diapers, and gift cards over the holiday season. Your support helped make the difficult times of 2022 more joyful. Our children, youth and families are very appreciative of those in the community who think about them and display care and kindness.

Thank you again for blessing our families with your generosity. Here’s to better days ahead.

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LIFT A CHILD’S SPIRITS ON VALENTINE’S DAY

The Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker Program is planning to do a little something for our children and youth on Valentine’s Day. If you would like to help, please consider supplying a $10 - $15 gift card (Target, Starbucks, or grocery store) for our teens or art supplies (coloring books, crayons, stickers) for our school-age children. And children of any age enjoy stuffed animals.

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PUT MONEY INTO THE POCKETS OF FOSTER YOUTH

Help foster youth boost their income and financial skills. Join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and provide specialized free tax service to current and former foster youth during the 2023 tax season. Volunteer from home virtually or in-person using Covid-19 safety precautions. Training is free on-line. VITA is an IRS program provided through a partnership between LA County DCFS and the John Burton Foundation. Last year, a similar project in six counties served 250 current and former foster youth and was able to get $725,000 in tax refunds and stimulus payment into the pockets of our foster youth! Volunteers made a big difference in the lives of these youth, boosting their income by 15% and for young parents by 31%. Advance your career at the same time: this is a great résumé building experience.

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OPEN THE DOORS TO THE OUTDOORS AND THE ENVIRONMENT FOR FOSTER YOUTH

Outward Bound Adventures has served the northwest Pasadena community since 1962.The non-profit organization was founded by a group of secondary school educators who wanted under-represented youth to have an opportunity to participate in outdoor excursions and learn about the environment in which they live. Some of the excursions include the Angeles National Forest and High Sierras. Each adventure is designed to teach about the many aspects of nature and to create a bond through education and conservation that helps to preserve the environment.

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (flexible days are also available) to assist with certain tasks in the Gear Room and office. Some of the duties include taking equipment inventory, inspecting tents, overseeing the “boot closet,” maintaining first-aid contents, helping with Gear Room laundry, and scanning course documents. No special skills are needed; just a little help getting things ready for the next adventure.