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Trinity Youth Services
9th of June 2020
Statement from Trinity Youth Services

Trinity Youth Services supports the Black Lives Matters movement and the peaceful protests that are taking place across the country and around the world. We cannot stand witness to murder and remain silent. We do not condone rioting and looting which detracts from the message every person needs to hear loud and clear: Enough is enough. No human being is worth more than another. No man has the right to suppress or oppress another. No system has the right to…

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5th of June 2020
Protest
2020, the Year of Reformation: An Essay by a Former TYS Youth

The following current events commentary is provided by a youth formerly in Trinity Youth Services’ Short-Term Residential Program. After graduating the program and high school, he began studying in college. This youth recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree and is now pursuing his master’s. Similar to the experience of seniors around the world, this youth had to overcome the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic after classes went virtual and illness affected the family. This youth has learned perseverance and continues…

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20th of May 2020
Waridi's Boys
Why I Decided to Become a Foster Parent: Waridi Heard’s Foster-to-Adopt Journey Reveals Love Can Heal Effects of Trauma

How did you get into fostering and why was it important to you? I was introduced to foster care in 1988. My mom was a foster parent who turned her home into a group home. She did that for several years and I was her back-up sitter, basically her right hand. I moved away from fostering to pursue college and my life direction changed when I got married and had my own children; it was conducive at that time. Eventually,…

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5th of May 2020
Crisis Relief Trinity Youth Services
3 Ways You Can Empower Local Foster Youth During a Crisis

  If we ever needed to come together as a community, now is the time. The Coronavirus crisis has caused widespread disturbances in our everyday lives; and that’s especially true for foster parents. Schools are closed, jobs are at stake or have been eliminated, and life as we once know it, is now very unpredictable. Now, more than ever, people in our community, especially foster youth, are finding themselves without the necessary items they need. Here are some powerful tips…

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20th of March 2020
Staying Happy and Healthy During Coronavirus
Keeping Your Child Healthy, Happy and Informed During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Coronavirus has shaken families across the world, including Trinity’s resource parents. If you are concerned about how to keep your family safe, and what to do to keep your children occupied while they are out of school, here are some helpful tips that will make life easier in these challenging times. Have a Family Meeting Although we are all still learning details about the Coronavirus, we can communicate what we know to our family members about how to stay…

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17th of March 2020
A Message from the CEO Regarding COVID-19

Trinity Youth Services cares for children 24/7/365. As such, we are paying close attention to the fluid situation surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and taking steps to be as agile and proactive as possible. The safety of children and staff is our highest priority and every precaution is being taken. I have reached out to our vendors to ensure supplies and food deliveries will occur on schedule and that essential resources are prioritized to our youth. We are facing unique…

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5th of February 2020
Former CEO Honored by Friends, Colleagues and Dignitaries

In January, Trinity Youth Services staff and partners presented a retirement party for John Neiuber at the historic Fox Theater Pomona. Guests arrived to a red carpet under a marquee with title, “Dial R for Retirement,” celebrating our star of the show. Guests were served dinner from Gourmet Gourmet catering as they enjoyed speeches, a photo slide show and other presentations. Dignitaries included Congresswoman Judy Chu, Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder and President of the Claremont Village Marketing Group, Olga Fernandez,…

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3rd of January 2020
Cher Ofstedahl Becomes Trinity’s First Female CEO

Trinity Youth Services is proud to announce Cher Ofstedahl as its new Chief Executive Officer, the first woman to ever hold the position at the agency since its inception in 1966. An accomplished music industry veteran, professional actress and celebrated comedienne, Cher has been instrumental in creating high-impact programs and services that empower children and families for 22 years. Cher became a passionate advocate for children and decided to help children break the cycle of abuse after experiencing a traumatic…

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2nd of January 2020
John Neiuber, CEO of Trinity Youth Services, Announces Retirement after 28 Years of Helping Children and Families Create a Better Future

Mention the name John Neiuber and you’ll hear powerful words such as, “influential,” “wise,” and “mentor,” Neiuber has made significant, life-changing contribution’s through his leadership at Trinity Youth Services (TYS). During his successful tenure of 28 years at TYS, Neiuber excelled in supporting thousands of children in crisis find permanency, implemented essential residential therapy and mental health programs for trauma-affected youth, and created a positive work culture that values integrity and living by example. Neiuber, one of the founders of…

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24th of December 2019
Operation Gobble
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis’ “Operation Gobble Gobble” Provides Turkeys for Trinity Families

Building strong, happy and successful communities is what Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis does best. Each year, she takes an active role in supporting her community for the holidays through “Operation Gobble Gobble,” a program that helps families in need throughout Los Angeles County. “Thanksgiving cannot be complete without us giving back to our communities. Whether it is through a basket full of food, a turkey, or a home-cooked meal, everyone should be able to enjoy this holiday season…

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