A Word from Walden

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

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 […]

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 […]