Protecting the rights of young people

Clearing barriers to stability and opportunity, we advocate for children, young adults, and families impacted by foster care, so that they can access the support and services they need to thrive. 

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.

Our efforts are focused in:

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To date, we have served more than 150,000 children and young adults in Los Angeles County.

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We have helped 7,000+ children and teens access education, overcome trauma, disability, and developmental delays.

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We train 10,000+ partners, caregivers, providers, legal professionals, and educators each year to help them better support children in foster care.

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Our team has successfully led efforts to reform the child welfare system in California—including AB12, extending foster care to age 21.

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We have completed more than 15,000 adoptions out of foster care, nearly one-third of all adoptions in L.A. County.

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Reforming child welfare

We’ve helped change foster care for the better in California, including AB12, extending foster care to age 21.
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Adoptions from foster care

We have completed more than 15,000 adoptions out of foster care, nearly one-third of all adoptions in L.A. County.

Since 1992, we have empowered more than 150,000 children and young adults

6,000+

children and young adults cared for by our direct services each year

We’ve provided training for more than

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10,000

court, school, government, and community partners

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35%

of all children helped by legal aid organizations in California

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. 

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The Alliance is Always There.

Meet Jenniffer

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.

Help us support children and young people during a time of crisis

Sign up to join the Alliance and stay connected to the work we’re doing in response to the needs of children, young adults, and families impacted by the child welfare system.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has moved to remote operations to protect the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community. 
Visit our COVID-19 resources page and contact us via phone or seek assistance online.