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.
The Alliance is Always There.
A young woman who was formerly in foster care, shares how the Alliance supported her and her two children when she was on the brink of homelessness, empowered her with parenting guidance and education, and provided legal advocacy to pave pathways to housing, healthcare and opportunity, so that she and her children can thrive.
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
School closures have disrupted education for all of our children. But for vulnerable students with special needs, distance learning is impossible—resulting in learning loss, emotional
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.