Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation Awards $1m grant to UFC
Friday, January 13th, 2017
The Gift Will Provide More than 150 Los Angeles County Foster Youth with Housing and Education Support
We are thrilled to announce we received a $1 million grant from the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation to support over 150 Los Angeles-based foster youth to become healthy, self-sustaining adults through our Pathways Housing Program.
Pathways offers foster youth a full spectrum of support that includes housing, educational mentoring and assistance, career/vocational counseling and development, life skills training, health education and mental health services, all aimed at increasing self-sufficiency. Foster youth are in the program for 18 to 36 months.
“We are proud of the work we do in Los Angeles County to support one of the most vulnerable populations in our community, foster youth. And with generous partners like the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation, we can continue to be a leader in providing positive outcomes for foster youth.”
Kara Allen Soldati, President and CEO of United Friends of the Children
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