Entries by Lydia McNeil

Spring Soirée Raises Over $75,000 in Critically-Needed Funds for Walden Family Services

Solana Beach, CA—In celebration of National Foster Care Month, Executive Chef Jeffrey Strauss hosted an intimate dinner at Pamplemousse Grille on May 7, 2019 to benefit Walden Family Services. The intimate event raised $75,000 for Walden’s wide-ranging programs on behalf of children and youth in foster care. “We are so appreciative of Chef Jeffrey’s continued […]

Advocacy in Action

Walden’s Melissa Villagomez speaks to the importance of nonprofit Foster Family Agency (FFA) social workers and urges a raise in the rate paid to FFAs for their salaries at a California State Assembly budget meeting in Sacramento. Read more about this issue in our article here: Walden Family Services Supports Allocation to Fill Gap.

Walden Family Services Supports Allocation to Fill Gap

Walden Family Services supports California budget allocation to fill gap created by minimum wage requirements SAN DIEGO, CA—Walden Family Services urges California lawmakers to allocate much-needed funds to address the impact of State-mandated increases to minimum wage on the salaries of social workers. Current law has caused a $26.7 million shortfall felt by licensed nonprofit […]