A Word from Walden

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

Nashville Superstar Jimmy Wayne to Perform at Wine D’Vine

Del Mar-Carmel Valley Patch – Read the full article here Nashville Superstar and Former Foster Youth Jimmy Wayne to Perform at Walden Family Services 10th Annual Wine D’Vine Gala! A special performance will be given by county music star Jimmy Wayne. A former foster youth and homeless teen, Wayne is an advocate for the foster […]

Walden Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Walden Family Services Appoints New Chief Operating Officer Congratulations to Walden’s own Sue Evans! Previously Senior Director of Operations, Sue has been named as Walden’s Chief Operating Officer. Sue has been with Walden for 13 years, developing and running programs to provide quality foster homes to children and youth throughout Southern California. You can read […]

The Dream of Higher Education for Foster Children

The Dream of Higher Education for Foster Children – Walden Family Services offers two groundbreaking programs. Through the Independent Futures Program and Transitional Housing Placement Plus Foster Care (THP+FC), Walden’s foster youth are able to pursue a higher education as well as become better prepared to be employed, face adulthood, and be contributing members of […]

Heaven can’t wait

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Sundt Foundation Awards Walden Family Services

The Sundt Foundation awarded nearly $125,000 in grants to 48 non-profit organizations this quarter. The money will be used primarily for programs that benefit disadvantaged children and adults in areas where Sundt has an office or an active construction project. Walden Family Services was among those organizations awarded funding by the Sundt Foundation. You can […]

Maryanne Carlin Nominated for Women Who Move the City Award

Xoçai Healthy Chocolate Diamond Executive and co-founder of Team XocietyTM, Maryanne Carlin has been nominated for the San Diego Magazine’s Women Who Move the City Awards. This award honors dynamic local women who work tirelessly to effect positive change and enhance the community. San Diego Magazine names the Woman of the Year and celebrates the […]

Walden Foster Parents Recognized for Service

On July 12, the Riverside office of Walden Family Services, a nonprofit foster care and adoption agency, celebrated the retirement of four foster families who combined had more than 40 years of providing foster care to children in Riverside County. Read the full article as it appeared in the Riverside Press Enterprise and view photos […]

Semper Fi: Lori and Steve Brown

Lori and Steve Brown share their experience of adoption through Walden Family Services and how they were able to welcome their daughter Destiny into their hearts and home. Semper Fi: Lori and Steve Brown

WFS Program Assists Transitional Foster Youth

Walden Family Services Program to Assist Foster Youth in Transition Originally posted by Kendall Lynes, The Daily Transcript Walden is proud to announce that we’re one of the first agencies in California to receive a THP+FC license. Transitional Housing Program + Foster Care means Walden is able to assist transitional foster youth, who have opted […]