Empowering foster youth since 1979.

Helping current and former foster youth transition to adulthood through housing and educational services.

Emergency Funds Needed

Make an emergency gift today to support current and former foster youth who need housing, food, technology for remote learning, mental health services and more.

There are 30,000 foster youth in LA County, the largest concentration in our nation, and the odds are stacked against them.

The way to unlock the potential of foster youth is through long-term consistent relationships.

The Challenges Facing Foster Youth

36% of foster youth become homeless within 18 months of aging out of foster care.

One in four foster youth are incarcerated within two years of aging out of foster care, and 30% of California prison inmates have spent time in foster care.

56% of LA County foster youth do not graduate from high school and less than 3% earn a college degree.

51% of foster youth are unemployed.

The United Friends Impact

99% of students in our Scholars Program for 4+ years graduate from high school.

70% of students in our Scholars Program earn a bachelor's degree.

87% of Pathways alumni are in stable housing.

74% of Pathways alumni are employed.


Our housing and education programs provide foster youth with resources and mentorship to lead successful lives.

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Success Stories

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