Foster Youth and Families

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College-Bound Youth Sets Sights on Stars

Young people often come to Los Angeles seeking stardom. David*,…
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Staying Together

When Sara and her husband Chris decided they were ready to become foster parents, a mom Sara knew referred the couple to Walden for orientation and training. In 2015, the couple adopted a sibling group of four children ages 5 to 12.
Melinda

Melinda

Melinda was surprised at her social worker’s reaction when she revealed she was pregnant. The support she received from Walden and other youth in foster care kept her on track to graduate high school.

Board & Staff

UC San Diego Chancellor's Community Advisory Board
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Walden CEO Named to UCSD Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board

UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla today announced…
Joanna Barton and Son

Joanna Barton

Joanna Barton has always loved children’s spontaneity and passion for life. She started out as a preschool teacher’s assistant, and came out to California with big dreams of changing the world. She fulfills that dream every day in her role as a social worker.
Jenny Bolen

Jenny Bolen

Jenny Bolen had only worked at Walden Family Services Riverside office a few days when she recognized that her job as a temporary reception was more than a lucky accident.
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Arlene & Nayely

Arlene was the first person Nayely called when she got accepted to graduate school at Columbia University. Arlene recalls meeting Nayely and how the two have formed a mother-daughter bond. Arlene currently serves as the chair of Walden’s governance board.

Donors & Funders

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For Hunter Industries, Donating Holiday Gifts Celebrates Family, Citizenship

Hunter Industries believes strongly in supporting the local community.…
Jack in the Box Supply Chain team members donating holiday gifts for foster youth
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Intuit, Jack in the Box Fulfill Holiday Wishes

Employees from Intuit and Jack in the Box stopped by the…
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Flutie Foundation Opens Doors for Foster Children with Disabilities

Few agencies specialize in matching foster children with disabilities…
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Weingart Foundation Awards $200,000 to Walden Family Services

Grant Will Expand Services to Foster Youth in Los Angeles and…