When solidarity counts
Moments of crisis have a way of calling attention to the inequities and barriers already-vulnerable children, young adults, and families confront in order to access the critical supports they need. Our young clients and the families who step up for them are reaching out to the Alliance for help during this crisis—knowing that we will be here to advocate for them, as we always have.
An Adoption Story:
We're the Andersons.
“Thanks to the Alliance, we were able to give them security, stability, and love—the things that made them feel like they were home.”
The Alliance completed the Andersons’ adoption of their four nieces on National Adoption Day 2020.
The surge in anti-Asian attacks since the start of the pandemic has bred new levels of fear and toxicity in our country. The Alliance for
The child welfare system is intended to be one of the final social safety nets to support children and families in crisis. However, despite the
California has been a leader in recognizing the importance of school stability for youth in foster care since 2004. As new federal legislation offered a
Since 1992, we have empowered more than 150,000 children and young adults
children and young adults cared for by our direct services each year
We’ve provided training for more than
court, school, government, and community partners
of all children helped by legal aid organizations in California
Our efforts are focused in:
To date, we have served more than 150,000 children and young adults in Los Angeles County.
We have helped 7,000+ children and teens access education, overcome trauma, disability, and developmental delays.
We train 10,000+ partners, caregivers, providers, legal professionals, and educators each year to help them better support children in foster care.
Our team has successfully led efforts to reform the child welfare system in California—including AB12, extending foster care to age 21.
Reforming child welfare
Adoptions from foster care
We have to change policy if we want to change the world for children
The abuse of children’s rights anywhere should be the concern and priority of people everywhere, which is why the Alliance has written and sponsored bills that have positively impacted foster care and the child welfare system throughout California.