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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate through CASA of Los Angeles. CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that trains and supports community members to serve as volunteer advocates for children in the foster care system. CASA volunteers work with a child, gathering information and making recommendations to the dependency court about how to serve the child’s best interests.
CASA volunteers visit the child with whom they are paired, interact with professionals, investigate issues that the court has identified as needing further inquiry, and make recommendations to the court. Volunteers focus on educational needs, permanent placement, medical treatment, and other resources necessary for a successful future.
For more information, please visit www.casala.org or call (323) 859-2888.

Become an Ambassador through our Recruitment Ambassador Program

Become an Ambassador through our Recruitment Ambassador Program- Foster and Adoptive Parents go out into the community to help recruit and then support new families. They are rewarded for every family they bring to DCFS that is approved as a resource parent.
To learn more, call Ivonne Crescioni at (626) 229-3778.

Become a Volunteer through our Hope Driving Program

Become a Volunteer through our Hope Driving Program – We recruit, train, and approve volunteers that drive our youth to various events to help them build relationships and connections with adults.
To learn more, call Christina Delight at (310) 972-3286.

Become a Weekend Host Family

Become a Weekend Host Family through Kidsave Weekend Miracles – Spend quality time getting to know a foster youth, introduce them to your circle of friends and family, and help them find a permanent family.
To learn more, call Sybill at Kidsave at (310) 642-7283 or visit www.kidsave.org.

Become a Church Advocate through Covenant for Kids

Become a Church Advocate through Covenant for Kids – This program matches children in need of connections with a church. Members of the church are trained to work with a youth and transport that youth to various events. The Volunteers will help the church ‘adopt’ the youth and help find the youth make permanent connections.
To learn more, call Sharon Morris at (562)497-3542.

Help your Faith-Based Organization (FBO) get involved

Help your Faith-Based Organization (FBO) get involved with helping our children.
See here for “Eight Ways Your FBO Can Help Find Connections for Waiting Children”.

Donate to the Adoption Trust Fund

To donate to the Adoption Trust Fund please contact:
Dina Stuhl, Children’s Services Administrator I
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Adoption and Permanency Resources Division
3530 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (213) 351-0200