There are many ways to give to the Alliance and to support the thousands of impoverished and abused children that need our advocacy. Help us build a community where all children have safe, stable homes and access to the services they need to thrive.
$5,000 Year-long advocacy for children in foster care
$2,500 Education support for a special needs child
$1,000 Adoption of one child from foster care
$500 Healthcare assistance for one child
$250 Support for one youth aging out of foster care
$100 Guardianship assistance for one family
$50 Skills workshop for one foster youth
Become a partner in one of these life-changing programs with a commitment of $150,000 per program.
The Alliance expedites and finalizes one-third of all Los Angeles County foster care adoptions, utilizing hundreds of pro bono attorneys to create “forever families.” We represent families during the finalization process to ensure that each child has the right benefits and services in place in order to help create a safe and permanent home.
Many foster children have serious medical, dental and mental health needs, but lack adequate health care coverage and consistent doctors. The Alliance assists children and caregivers with finding medical and mental health providers, ensuring continuous Medi-CAL coverage and challenging denials of necessary treatment. In addition, we do extensive training for medical providers.
Throughout Los Angeles, more than 300,000 children live with a relative or friend because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. Legal Guardianship gives legal authority to individuals caring for children who are not their own.
Children who have been abused or neglected by their parents have a tremendous need for a stable home. Caregivers who step up to provide for these children can become overwhelmed, putting that essential stability at risk. The Alliance obtains appropriate funding and services so these children and their caregivers can access critical support like school supplies, counseling, specialized medical equipment and respite care. Securing these resources can often mean the difference between permanent, secure homes and struggling, unstable ones.
It is estimated that nearly one half of foster children have learning disabilities or developmental delays. This program is aimed at leveling the playing field for children who are learning impaired. Access to developmental, educational and mental health services from birth through high school graduation helps foster children learn and succeed in school. Nowhere are the injustices and challenges for impoverished children more evident than in their ability to receive an education.
Every year, approximately 1,500 youth “age out” of the foster care system in Los Angeles without adequate support or preparation. The Alliance assists youth transitioning from foster care to overcome barriers to housing, education, employment and healthcare. Our Transitioning Youth Program is a lifeline that helps guide youth through the difficult transition from foster care to independence by educating them about their legal rights, providing a mentorship program and empowering them to become self-advocates.
Provides children with a voice for system-wide change by recognizing trends and identifying large-scale issues to support policies to improve the lives of children.
Other Named Gift Opportunities
In appreciation of your generosity for any of the below naming opportunities, a special plaque will be prominently displayed in the designated area of commitment for one year.
Establish a Fellowship in your name to support a young attorney working on a current or new program that provides direct advocacy or policy reform for impoverished, abused and neglected children.
Support our work by naming an Alliance conference room or training center.
Create a welcoming waiting area for children to play or read while their caregiver is meeting with one of our staff.
Provide a lovely, peaceful space for pro bono attorneys, clients and children to enter the Alliance.
Endow the Legal Director position. The Legal Director oversees a staff of lawyers, social workers and advocates, supplemented by hundreds of pro bono attorneys, paralegals and volunteers. This position is the heart of our programs. A commitment of $1,000,000 makes this endowment possible.