Foster Youth and Families

Picture of Former Foster Youth Lacey Bowman

College-Bound Youth Sets Sights on Stars

Young people often come to Los Angeles seeking stardom. David*,…

Staying Together

When Sara and her husband Chris decided they were ready to become foster parents, a mom Sara knew referred the couple to Walden for orientation and training. In 2015, the couple adopted a sibling group of four children ages 5 to 12.
Melinda

Melinda

Melinda was surprised at her social worker’s reaction when she revealed she was pregnant. The support she received from Walden and other youth in foster care kept her on track to graduate high school.

Board & Staff

Walden CEO Teresa Stivers Named Influential Woman of the Year

We are pleased to announce that our very own Teresa Stivers,…
UC San Diego Chancellor's Community Advisory Board

Walden CEO Named to UCSD Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board

UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla today announced…
Joanna Barton and Son

Joanna Barton

Joanna Barton has always loved children’s spontaneity and passion for life. She started out as a preschool teacher’s assistant, and came out to California with big dreams of changing the world. She fulfills that dream every day in her role as a social worker.
Jenny Bolen

Jenny Bolen

Jenny Bolen had only worked at Walden Family Services Riverside office a few days when she recognized that her job as a temporary reception was more than a lucky accident.

Donors & Funders

Annenberg Foundation

Walden Awarded $50,000 Annenberg Foundation Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Annenberg Foundation has…

For Hunter Industries, Donating Holiday Gifts Celebrates Family, Citizenship

Hunter Industries believes strongly in supporting the local community.…
Jack in the Box Supply Chain team members donating holiday gifts for foster youth

Intuit, Jack in the Box Fulfill Holiday Wishes

Employees from Intuit and Jack in the Box stopped by the…
Global Algae staff delivering backpacks for foster children and youth

Business Community Hosts Backpack Drives

Each year, the business community hosts backpack drives to provide…
Boy with autism with trained dog

Flutie Foundation Opens Doors for Foster Children with Disabilities

Few agencies specialize in matching foster children with disabilities…