College with Care

Welcome to College with Care – where your compassion transforms the lives of foster youth navigating the challenging journey from high school to college. For these extraordinary individuals, the transition isn’t just about books and exams; it’s a profound shift into adulthood, loaded with complexities that most of us take for granted. When foster youth turn 18, they not only are getting ready to graduate high school, but they are aging out of foster care, often alone and without any support or guidance. Many experience emotional instability and distress, financial burdens, and run the risk of ending up homeless.

Your support of College with Care will provide 1 year of services to students from high school juniors to college freshmen. Together, we are not just funding an initiative; we are helping rewrite the narratives of these inspiring young people, empowering them to overcome hurdles and ensuring they not only survive but thrive in their academic pursuits. Join us in creating a bridge of care, compassion, and opportunity for foster youth embarking on the transformative journey of higher education.


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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 Senior Development Coordinator, Sarah Reyes via phone at (213) 220-4835 or email at sarahr@unitedfriends.org.


College with Care gifts contribute to:

College Preparation

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


Financial Support

  • High School Graduation Costs
  • School Supplies and Book Expenses Support
  • Technology
  • Campus Housing and housing accommodations during summer breaks
  • Move-in-and-out 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 supporting college freshmen with tutoring, helping students with college textbooks and technology, or providing rent assistance or job support, your gift to College with Care will make a real and tangible difference to a young person in foster care today!