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College with Care


Our current initiative, College with Care, focuses on supporting foster youth transitioning from high school to college. It will provide 1 year of services to students from high school juniors to college freshmen. Your support will prepare our foster youth for the rigors of college and ensure they succeed no matter what hurdles they face.

 

College can be a stressful time for many, but especially for foster youth who experience instability, financial burdens, and a lack of support and guidance from parents. There is no room for error for foster youth who don’t have a family to fall back on. According to US Social Security Agency, lifetime earnings increase by $1.3M for an individual who earns a college degree. When you give in support of College with Care, your gift will prepare our foster youth for college, assist with financial expenses, and provide continuous help with their emotional wellbeing to ensure a future of success.

 

Support College with Care Today

 

 

Major gifts can be made by clicking the donate button above, or to avoid processing fees, mail us a check made payable to:
United Friends of the Children
1055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017
You may also contact our Development Associate Stephanie Striegel via phone at (213)-615-9230 or email at stephanie@unitedfriends.org.

 

College Preparation:

• College Counseling
• College Visits
• Tutoring
• College and Financial Aid Applications

Financial Support:

• High School Graduation Costs
• School Supplies and Book Expenses Support
• Campus Housing and housing accommodations during summer breaks
• Move-in Expenses and Dorm Essentials
• Food and Grocery Cards
• Child Care for youth with young children

Emotional and Wellness Support: 

• Therapy and Social-Emotional Wellness Support
• Counselor Advocacy
• Support with unexpected emergencies that threaten continued enrollment

 

 

Whether it’s rent assistance, school supplies, tutoring, or even job support, your gift to College with Care will make a real and immediate impact.