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.

Volunteer

DONATE ITEMS

Donate diapers, bags, supplies etc.

Donate

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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BRIGHTEN THANKSGIVING FOR FOSTER CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The Foster Care Project is collecting non-perishable food to provide Thanksgiving dinners to foster families in the Pasadena area.

Requested items include:

1. Non-perishable hams,such as Dak hams(not the refrigerated kind) and canned chicken.
2. Juices, canned fruits and vegetables.
3.Instant mashed potatoes, stuffing and cornbread mixes.
4. Hearty soups.
5. Baby food,Pedialyte (strawberry or bubble gum flavors) size 5 & 6 diapers and 2T pull-ups.

During this extraordinary time, we are also suggesting that you donate grocery store gift cards, so our families can do their own shopping via Vons, Trader Joe's, Ralphs or Food4Less. If you choose to donate canned goods, please check expiration dates and remember that only non-perishables can be accepted.

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LEARN HOW TO FOSTER/ADOPT A CHILD: ZOOM INFORMATION SESSION, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

Join RaiseAChild and All Saints Church Foster Care Project for a fun and informal info session from the comfort of your home and discover the benefits of building loving families for foster children. Learn all about the process, including the top ten benefits of becoming a foster or foster-to-adopt parent. On Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., you'll meet RaiseAChild parents and hear about the best agencies who want to help you build or expand your family.

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DEMONSTRATE YOUR CARING HEART: HELP YOUTH FROM TRAUMATIZED BACKGROUNDS

Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services provides housing, therapeutic services and educational oversight for boys and girls, 12-18. These youth, who are suffering from increasingly traumatic backgrounds, arrive for stays of up to six months with damaged hopes and crushed dreams. You can brighten their arrival by contributing items to individual Welcome Packs, given to help youth transition to stable care and healing.

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SERVE ON THE LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH FOSTER CARE PROJECT

Foster Care Project is continuously recruiting active community members and leaders to serve as Members on the Steering Committee. Leaders with experience in all industries are welcome.

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GIVE HOPE TO HOMELESS YOUTH

My Friend's Place, a resource center for homeless young people in Hollywood, serves thousands of youth who are experiencing even more serious difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following items are much needed:

1. $10 Target Gift Cards.
2.Chapstick,nail clippers,travel-sized deodorant.
3. Masculine shoes (size 10+) and masculine and feminine plus-sized clothing. All clothing donations should be new or gently used and laundered.
4. Backpacks.
5. Dog food and collars/harnesses/leashes for animal companions 6. Parenting supplies.
7. Headphones (new only).

Volunteers are also needed to help our young people set up a comfortable space to call their own. From sheets and towels to pillows and placemats, join our Welcome Home Helpers to assist our youth in turning a house into a home.

BIRTHDAY CLUB

We appreciate your interest in supporting the Birthday Club! We are closely monitoring best practices and guidelines on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we will be suspending the Birthday Club and will temporarily decline gifts from supporters until DCFS renders it safe to do so. All Birthday Club supporters will be notified as soon as this program is back in action. Thank you again for all that you do to support children and families of our community!