A Word from Walden

The latest news, resources and stories about foster care, adoption and family preservation.

Meet the Walden team: Cheryl

Did you know March is Professional Social Work Month? In honor of such, we’d like to feature some of the incredible social workers that serve the foster and adoptive children and youth of Walden. This month, we’ll introduce you to staff from our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. You’ll meet social […]

Meet the Walden team: Julie

Did you know March is Professional Social Work Month? In honor of such, we’d like to feature some of the incredible social workers that serve the foster and adoptive children and youth of Walden. This month, we’ll introduce you to staff from our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. You’ll meet social […]

Annenberg Foundation

Walden Awarded $50,000 Annenberg Foundation Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Annenberg Foundation has awarded Walden Family Services a $50,000 grant. “We are so grateful to the Annenberg Foundation for this important award that will allow us to fill critical funding gaps in our mission of supporting the lives of Walden’s children, youth, and young people in foster care,” […]

Walden CEO Teresa Stivers Named Influential Woman of the Year

We are pleased to announce that our very own Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services, was named a 2017 Influential Woman of the Year by The Daily Transcript. Click here to read the article.

Foster Care Alumni of America Seeks New Board Members

The national organization, Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), is seeking applications for new board members for its recently expanded Board. The organization is working to harness the knowledge and strength of alumni of foster care, and believes that the firsthand knowledge alumni have of the foster care system gives them an expertise that is powerful […]

Simone Biles hopes to inspire other foster care kids to pursue their dreams.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is speaking out about her hardships growing up, being in foster care, and how she’s giving back now. The gold medalist was placed in foster care when she was 3 years old, because her mother was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Her grandfather and his wife eventually adopted her and her younger sister, […]

For Hunter Industries, Donating Holiday Gifts Celebrates Family, Citizenship

Hunter Industries believes strongly in supporting the local community. In fact, they have a charitable giving charter centered on core values like family and citizenship. And last week, employees celebrated these values by donating holiday gifts for 93 Walden children and youth. Gifts for children in Walden’s foster care and adoption program ranged from toys and […]

Balboa Travel Marketing Communications Director Joins Walden Board

Balboa Travel Director of Marketing Communications Andrea da Rosa has been appointed to the Walden Family Services Foundation board of directors, joining business and community leaders from throughout San Diego. Da Rosa and her wife, Deborah Llewellyn, are longtime supporters of Walden. “Walden Family Services creates a path for foster youth to succeed during a […]

Jack in the Box Supply Chain team members donating holiday gifts for foster youth

Intuit, Jack in the Box Fulfill Holiday Wishes

Employees from Intuit and Jack in the Box stopped by the San Diego office Friday with cars fulls of gifts to fulfill the holiday wishes of children and youth in foster care. A Razor scooter and helmet for Leo. A Princess Fantasy Dress Up Chest for Bethany. And pots and pans, blankets and other household necessities […]

Share Your #MyGivingStory

What’s Your #MyGivingStory?

What inspires you to give your time, talent and financial gifts to Walden Family Services? In honor of #GivingTuesday, take a few minutes to share your #MyGivingStory about why you support children and youth in foster care. You could help Walden win up to $10,000. Submit Your Story Write a short story (150-600 words) about a […]