United Friends of the Children

Mission: United Friends of the Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children and to supporting former foster youth in their journey to become successful, independent adults. Through our programs, advocacy efforts, and direct involvement with youth, UFC seeks to be a catalyst for change. The overarching goal of UFC's programs is to inspire and support foster youth to realize their potential as individuals and to become self-sustaining, healthy members of our community. We believe that the way to have a deep and lasting impact in the lives of foster youth is to be with them over the long haul. By building relationships with youth over an ...
Help foster kids graduate from high school
 
This project will provide 500 foster youth living in Los Angeles with critical educational services so they can graduate from high school and continue on to college. project reportread updates from the field
Make the holidays brighter for 1,000 foster youth
 
For foster youth, the holidays can be a very somber time. Seeing families enjoying the season can be a painful reminder of the holiday celebrations they never had. Every year UFC offers one thousand foster youth a warm and welcoming environment to celebrate the festive season. We need your help to ensure that the youth in our programs receive something during this special time of year, just like the children in our own families. Yours may be the only gift they receive.
Provide holiday gifts to 500 foster youth
 
For foster youth, the holidays can be a very somber time. Seeing families enjoying the season can be a painful reminder of the holiday celebrations they never had. Every year UFC offers several hundred foster youth a warm and welcoming environment to celebrate the festive season. We need your help to ensure that the youth in our programs receive something during this special time of year, just like the children in our own families. Yours may be the only gift they receive. project reportread updates from the field
Help Foster Youth go to College
 
Only 13% of foster youth attend college and less than 1% graduate. UFC provides foster youth with critical support to attend 4-year colleges, graduate and continue on to lead successful lives. 70% of students in UFC's College Sponsorship Program graduate from college. In addition to financial support, one-on-one relationships, internships and more, we provide each new class of students with a dorm kit filled with essential items to start the school year right. project reportread updates from the field
Help 400 Local Foster Youth Have a Happy Holiday
 
For foster youth, the holidays can be a very somber time. Seeing families enjoying the season can be a painful reminder of the holiday celebrations they never had. Every year UFC offers several hundred foster youth a warm and welcoming environment to celebrate the festive season. We need your help to ensure that the youth in our programs receive something during this special time of year, just like the children in our own families. Yours may be the only gift they receive. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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