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Trinity Youth Services
20th of October 2021
Albertsons Foundation Donates $1,500 to Feed Foster Youth

The Albertsons Companies Foundation donated $1,500 to help feed the foster youth of Trinity Youth Services’ (TYS) Short-Term Residential Treatment Program. Their dedication to helping the community has impacted the lives of foster youth in Apple Valley, El Monte, and Yucaipa.   Keeping our youth healthy is our main priority and we appreciate the partnership of Albertsons Companies Foundation. The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and transition to meet the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (FFPSA), has tremendously effected TYS. It…

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11th of October 2021
Devin Alexander
Celebrity TV Chef & NY Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander, Becomes a Mom Through Adoption, Urges Potential Parents “Please Accept a Placement Because Your #1 Reason is Love!”

Devin Alexander is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning entrepreneur, highly coveted keynote speaker, philanthropist and celebrity TV chef best known for decade-long stint as the Chef on NBC’s Biggest Loser. None of her professional accomplishments bring her joy and fulfillment more than being a mom to her “miracle baby,” who she affectionately calls, Jellybean, whom she adopted from the Los Angeles foster care system.   Named one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World,” Devin has appeared…

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1st of October 2021
Former At-Risk Teen and Trinity Youth Services Graduate, Manuel Munoz, Finds Success as LA Business Owner 

With the right support, at-risk youth can become resilient and successful adults. Manuel Munoz is a shining example of a how determination, patience, kindness, and support can give teens a better future.  A proud graduate of Trinity Youth Services’ STRTP program, Manuel was surrounded by caring adults who invested in his future and gave him extra support in transforming challenging behaviors resulting from trauma.   While in the program, Manuel learned the value of structure, and how to succeed financially, which helped him create his own successful business called Integrate LA, an apparel…

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24th of September 2021
Trinity Community Star: Former LA Foster Youth, Lana-Christy Starr, Celebrates Beating the Odds, Delivers a Powerful Message to Those Considering Foster Parenting

“Anyone can be helped, supported, and have a change of heart and mind.  No one in this world is a lost cause.  I don’t care where they are, where they come from or what they have done, even though some of society would say otherwise,” says Lana-Christy Starr, former foster youth, life coach and motivational speaker. Lana-Christy is an accomplished entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author, life coach and business consultant whose life mission is helping youth and adults of all ages…

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1st of September 2021
Trinity Community Star: Children’s Foundation of America

Birthdays are a time to celebrate and make a child feel special and loved. However, children foster care are often robbed of this experience due to a variety of reasons. To ensure that all our foster youth receive the celebration they deserve, we’ve partnered with Children’s Foundation of America (CFA). Thanks to CFA and their Birthday-in-a-Bag campaign, our foster youth get to experience a joyful birthday. The organization reaches out to us monthly for a list of children’s birthdays and…

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26th of August 2021
Ensuring Medicaid Continuity for Children in Foster Care

Dear Supporters, The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on many people’s mental health, including children. The Ensuring Medicaid Continuity for Children in Foster Care Act (S.2689) would ensure children in foster care receive the mental health coverage they need. The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (FFPSA) created a federal category of residential settings called qualified residential treatment programs (QRTPs). These programs were designed to provide care for children in foster care with assessed emotional or behavioral needs…

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10th of August 2021
Trinity Foster Feature: Empty Nester Gives Teen Hope and Better Future Through Adoption 

Like so many foster youth, 15-year-old Gabby was in multiple foster homes, and had a challenge with trusting adults, until she met her newest foster mom, Melinda Wood. Melinda, a single empty nester, decided to foster Gabby because she had a lot of love left in her heart and personal time after successfully raising her biological son. According to Melinda, “What made me decide to become a foster parent was an empty nest. I only have one biological child and he graduated…

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1st of August 2021
Trinity Community Star: The Luzuriaga Foundation 

The Luzuriaga Foundation is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that empowers youth in need, through writing letters. Recently, The Luzuriaga Foundation reached out to Trinity Youth Services after being inspired by our work to create a better future for foster youth.   Their dedicated volunteers sent some amazing letters to our youth in order to help them feel special and encouraged. View some of the letters below. Founded by Marjorie Luzuriaga, a rising junior at Larchmont Charter High School, The Luzuriaga Foundation began at…

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30th of June 2021
Eve Powers
How Foster Care Positively Affected My Life as a Teen and Beyond

Although some people believe that being in foster care is a tragedy, it can be a blessing in disguise for youth who cannot safely live with their families. I entered care when I was an infant, and again, when I was a teenager.  Being in foster care as a teen taught me the core skills I needed to become a successful adult. I knew early on that I didn’t want to become a statistic, and I also knew that being an African-American girl meant that the odds were already…

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21st of June 2021
Claremont McKenna
TYS Partners with Claremont McKenna College  

As a response to the myriad of issues regarding “otherness in America,” which seemed to culminate in last year’s incidents of social and civil unrest, Trinity Youth Services (TYS) formed a Diversity, Inclusion, Value and Equity (DIVE) team to provide a space where staff members could ensure their voice and choice were given consideration and weight in the decision-making of the agency. The team is composed of staff from each of Trinity’s locations and encompasses every level of service. TYS…

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