Foster Care and Adoption
Our foster care and adoption program specializes in providing stable family environments for sibling groups, infants and children with developmental disabilities, as well as youth who identify as LGBTQ. Through our program, foster and adoptive families receive in-depth training and ongoing support to help children heal and thrive. Last year, Walden matched 142 children and youth with foster families in Los Angeles County.
Transitional Housing Plus Foster Care Program
In 2015, Walden also expanded its transitional housing plus foster care program to Los Angeles County. Through the program, young adults ages 18 to 21 opt to remain in foster care, and are provided with stable housing and an opportunity to gain the education, life skills and employment experience necessary to successfully transition to adulthood and community life. By year’s end, Walden was serving 24 foster youth, and was seeking residences for 13 more who had been accepted to the program.