About United Friends

United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.

Click below to view our 3-year strategic plan to empower foster youth.

Strategic Plan

The United Friends Impact


United Friends of the Children has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community since our founding by Nancy M. Daly in 1979.

United Friends Serves Over 700 Foster Youth & Caregiving Families Annually

Gender Breakdown

Gender Breakdown

Demographic Breakdown

Demographic Breakdown
  • Hispanic 49%
  • Black 32%
  • Bi-racial/Multi-racial 8%
  • White 8%
  • Asian 2%
  • Native American 1%


View Our 990s, audited financials, and donors.

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Our People

Meet the United Friends team!

Our People