Entries by Lydia McNeil

Marching with Pride

San Diego, CA— As it has for many years, Walden Family Services will march this Saturday, July 14 with the Pride Parade, a joyful celebration to “foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.”  Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services, shares why this is an […]

A Lifeline for Families in Conflict

The neglect and abuse that precedes a child’s entry into foster care has repercussions that can last a lifetime. For caregivers, dealing with a traumatized child’s emotional and behavioral issues can be worrisome, exhausting, and frustrating. For the child, it can be even worse as feelings of sadness, anger, and fear lead to a downward […]

Wine D’Vine Helps Youth in Foster Care Succeed

November 2, 2018 is a very important date for Walden Family Services! Preparations are already well underway for Wine D’Vine, a night of celebration with a special concert to raise funds for Walden’s programs for children and youth in foster care. Past headliners include John Fogerty and Peter Frampton, but the truly special highlight of […]

Streamline the Resource Family Approval Process

SAN DIEGO, CA–Nobody plans to enter foster care: A child’s placement is most likely precipitated by a crisis or catastrophic act. If they exist and are willing, relatives and extended family members are often called upon to give care on an emergency, unexpected basis—and they should be helped whenever possible. Currently, the California Department of […]

Close the Gaps that Deny Foster Youth Transitional Care

SAN DIEGO, CA– Walden Family Services supports California’s Assembly Bill 2337, which closes gaps that deny some youth between the ages of 18 and 21 transitional care as they move from foster care to young adulthood. Without help, the consequences can be dire: a third will not graduate from high school; fewer than half will […]