MEDIA: The Chronicle of Social Change

Andrew Bridge’s Child Welfare Initiative Moves into Direct Service By Jeremy Loudenback, July 24, 2014  A prominent Los Angeles-based policy advocacy group headed by well-known child advocate Andrew Bridge will be merging with a direct service provider by the end of this year. Sylvia Fogelman “Part of the thinking was if we could we combine direct practice with […]

Youth in Transition- Making Good things Happen

The Youth in Transition Program has had many exciting updates this year! Our co-mentoring programs continue to expand. The program matches 10 adults with 5 young adults and creates a supportive community that allows everyone to support one another and to all learn from each other. We have already started three co-mentoring groups, with our […]

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Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Ralphs Community Contribution Program Enrollment Information PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.  84594 is SCFFAA’s NPO Identification Number. There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2013 or after. All of the members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs […]

Brooke Kaufman Halsband

Brooke Kaufman Halsband is a Real Estate Agent for the prestigious boutique Agency, Hilton & Hyland. She is committed to serving her Clients at the highest level, with integrity, discretion, and grace. Her warmth and positive attitude make Brooke a pleasure to work with, while her persistence and fortitude see a deal done through to […]

Family Building Workshop

Maurissa J. Sorensen

Maurissa Joan Sorensen was born and raised in Southern California. As a former foster youth from the ages of 12-18 she knows all too well the importance of children finding forever families. A Harvard Alumni with a Masters of Education in Human Development and Psychology, she is currently applying to MSW programs in the LA area. […]

Matthew Haefner

Matt is the Vice President of Private Client Wealth Management at Oakwood Capital Management LLC in Los Angeles, where he joined in 2011. His role combines business development with all aspects of financial and wealth planning for his clients. Additionally, Matt works directly with his clients’ CPA’s, estate attorneys and insurance brokers to help structure […]

David Placier

David R. Placier grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received a BA in economics from the University of California Berkeley.  His MBA in marketing was earned from the University of Chicago.  David currently works at McKinsey & Company.  He has been active helping children for decades and was initially a foster parent […]