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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROCESS

Family Connect Visitation Site Coordinator, Part Time

All Saints Church Foster Care Project is looking for a Family Connect Visitation Site Coordinator who will work closely with volunteers and staff at community-based visitation sites and with families whose children are in out-of-home placement and are supported by volunteer Coach-Monitors to enhance bonding, attachment, safety and family-building skills. This position requires a professional with strong administrative and interpersonal skills interested in having a positive impact on families and communities in a high profile program. BA in community social work, sociology, child development or related discipline preferred or AA with equivalent experience required. Must have a car, be able to drive, and have a valid CA driver’s licenses and current auto insurance. Must satisfactorily complete a background screening with Department of Children and Family Services.

Compensation: $22/hour, 10 hours per week. Position requires home office and occasional evenings and weekends.

To apply: send cover letter and resume to inbox@fostercareproject.org with Visitation Site Coordinator as subject.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our upcoming events assisting families and youth in Foster Care. To become a volunteer or to learn more, click the Sign Up button!
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MAY 6

COME SHARE & SUPPORT THE CREATIVE ENERGY OF YOUNG ARTISTS

Volunteers are needed to make the 11th Annual All Saints Church Foster Care Project Art Show a joyful experience for young artists and patrons. Almost 40 works of art will be available for purchase, produced by foster children and former foster youth who have transitioned out of foster care. Art patrons are invited to shop early for a May 12th Mother's Day present. 100% of the proceeds go back to the individual artists. Volunteers are needed in 2-hour shifts, from 9:30 - 2:30 p.m., to help at the Welcome-Information Desk, Sales Desk and Pizza Lunch for participating artists. The Art Show will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sweetland Hall at All Saints Church, Pasadena.

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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COME SHARE & SUPPORT THE CREATIVE ENERGY OF YOUNG ARTISTS ON MAY 6

Volunteers are needed to make the 11th Annual All Saints Church Foster Care Project Art Show a joyful experience for young artists and patrons. Almost 40 works of art will be available for purchase, produced by foster children and former foster youth who have transitioned out of foster care. Art patrons are invited to shop early for a May 12th Mother's Day present. 100% of the proceeds go back to the individual artists. Volunteers are needed in 2-hour shifts, from 9:30 - 2:30 p.m., to help at the Welcome-Information Desk, Sales Desk and Pizza Lunch for participating artists. The Art Show will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sweetland Hall at All Saints Church, Pasadena.

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DONATE GIFT CARDS FOR A BIRTHDAY TREAT FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

The mission of Foster Care Project's Birthday Club is simple: to provide a birthday present to every foster child referred by the Pasadena Department of Children and Family Services. On occasion, when we are asked to provide a birthday gift at the last minute, we pull one out of our "emergency gift closet." We are committed to making sure every child receives a birthday present. Our gift closet is low on gift cards. Some pre-teens and teens prefer gift cards; they enjoy picking out their own presents. Could you donate a gift card (suggested price range $20.00 to $35.00) to the Birthday Club?

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HELP FURNISH APARTMENTS FOR TWO FORMERLY HOMELESS FAMILIES

FCP's Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program is pleased to report that two of our formerly homeless families have obtained their own apartments. Both families are very excited and would benefit from help with securing the following items:

  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Silverware and glasses
  • Dishes
  • Blankets and comforter sets
  • Sheets (twin, full, queen)
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Highchair
  • Target gift cards

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TUTORS NEEDED FOR ASPIRES WEST

Children in an after-school tutoring program in Pasadena need your help. Tutors are needed for Aspires West's after-school program for low-income youth in the subjects of math (general math, geometry, algebra 1 and 2) and English for elementary, middle and high school students. Tutor schedules are Monday through Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m. Aspires West, Pasadena (AWP) provides low-income students and parents with services and opportunities that provide the knowledge and fundamental skills for student success.

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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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MENTOR A YOUNG MAN SEPARATED FROM HIS FAMILY

Help a young man deal with separation away from his family. Hathaway-Sycamores, Child and Family Service, is seeking mentors for their El Nido (Altadena) Residential Campus. The Hathaway-Sycamores mission is to help cultivate hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families and communities. Flexible hours are available.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT YOUTH-LED ADVOCACY GROUP

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led advocacy organization of current and former foster youth, ages 14 - 24. The newly formed CYC Pasadena Chapter needs Volunteer Supporters. Volunteer Supporters are particularly important to CYC's youth-led model. Volunteer Supporters collaborate with CYC Members to develop their leadership skills and to ensure CYC members have the resources they need to run a successful Chapter, attend leadership conferences, and participate in policy activities to create the change members want to see in the child welfare system. Supporters take on an "ally" role by providing social capital, professional tips, and guidance. The commitment is about 10 hours a month.