A Word from Walden

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

Walden Family Services Joins the Clinton Health Matters Initiative

We’re excited to announce that the Clinton Foundation has partnered with the County of San Diego (COSD) and The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) to bring the Clinton Health Matters Initiative to San Diego and Walden Family Services has been chosen as one of the initiative’s key stakeholders. Over the next three years, we will work […]

Walden Foster and Adoptive Parents Recognized at RaiseAChild Honors Gala

Congratulations to Walden foster and adoptive parents Oraisa and Shindana for being recognized at the 5th Annual RaiseAChild Honors Gala.    RaiseAChild is the nationwide leader in the recruitment and support of LGBT and all prospective parents interested in building families through fostering and adopting. The organization’s annual Honors Gala, held earlier this month, honored […]

Walden CEO Teresa Stivers Named Among Women Who Influence San Diego

Congratulations to Walden Family Services’ CEO Teresa Stivers for being named to the 2017 list of Women Who Impact San Diego by San Diego Metro Magazine. Teresa was selected for the positive impact she has made on the San Diego community through her role at Walden tackling the issues of education, health and community services […]

Walden receives Proclamation from San Diego City Council

Walden Family Services received a proclamation, presented by the City of San Diego Councilmember Lorie Zapf on May 23, 2017,  for Foster Care Awareness month. Foster Care Awareness month aims to increase awareness about foster care and encourages more involvement in the lives of these youth – whether as foster parents, volunteers, mentors or employers. […]

A Walden THP+FC Program Success Story

Congratulations to Haley on her recent graduation from Walden’s THP+FC Program!  Haley was in our THP+FC program for approximately two and a half years and was able to save $5,380 in her graduation savings fund. Haley is a full-time college student who has a bright future ahead of her. She recently obtained an internship through […]

Walden’s New Logo!

Since 1976, Walden Family Services have been caring for foster youth and families. We are proud to present our new logo that captures the spirit and uniqueness of Walden’s services and people. Our goal is to show the vibrant connection of Walden Family Services to individuals and our community. Our new logo is bold, heartfelt, and […]

Tender Greens Supports Walden’s Transitional Foster Youth through Sustainable Life Project

We’re excited to announce that Walden Family Services has partnered with Tender Greens through the company’s Sustainable Life Project, a culinary internship program for foster youth. Through the program, Walden’s transitional foster youth in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills by participating in a paid six-month internship consisting of work […]

Walden Family Services 2016 Impact Report

We’re happy to unveil our 2016 Impact Report. The report includes some touching stories and photos of the incredible people we serve, as well as some of our fantastic staff. Click here to view it! And a special thank you to the donors who make the work we do possible.

Walden THP Youth Featured in Netflix Promo

Cue the waterworks! Here at Walden Family Services we’re so proud and touched to see two of our THP youth, sisters Mary and Silvia, featured in the promo for a new Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why. Click here to view, and have your box of tissues handy!

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 […]