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Trinity Youth Services
25th of November 2020
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Masked LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Trinity Families In Trying Times

The Office of Hilda Solis generously donates turkey meals to families in need each Thanksgiving as part of “Operation Gobble Gobble,” an outreach initiative providing a hearty feast for those identified by community programs as needing support. This year, many families are struggling and facing the holidays mask-on due to COVID-19. Fourteen Trinity Youth Services resource families received Thanksgiving meals this year from this initiative. Foster parents, out of the kindness of their hearts, put a lot of their own…

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10th of November 2020
Halloween Smile
Halloween Fun For Trinity Youth

Our sites are great about bringing normalcy to the children we care for. This includes celebrating everyday things like Halloween. We’d like to highlight some activities we were able to engage youth in–even during pandemic circumstances–to keep them from feeling isolated or bored. Our Apple Valley STRTP campus held some wonderful festivities for the youth including a haunted house walk-through experience. Youth from each dorm explored our transformed mental health wing, where the therapists’ offices were decorated with spooky props.…

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3rd of November 2020
Reunification with Biological Parents: Compassion and Understanding is Key

There are many memorable experiences that occur for social workers over their time serving in foster care. One such occurrence that comes up is when a biological parent is distressed with the removal of their child who is placed into the foster care system. There are many reasons this takes place including substance abuse, incarceration, mental illness or neglect of the child. Whatever the reason for the child’s removal, it is for their safety and in their best interest. This…

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20th of October 2020
Annual Trinity Classic Golf Tournament a Success for Foster Youth; Raises Approximately $120,000 for Children in Need

On September 28, the Children’s Foundation of America hosted the annual Trinity Classic Golf Tournament and Fundraiser presented by HUB International Insurance with proceeds benefiting Trinity Youth Services. This year, the tournament was held at the Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. The highly anticipated event featured 80 enthusiastic golfers who were excited to support foster youth, residential treatment and mental health programs. Honoring social distancing protocols, tee times, putting contest times and registration were changed to limit the…

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26th of September 2020
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Track and Field Athlete, Steven Benedict, Participates in Trinity’s Celebrity Love Project and Talks Fostering Success

Featured in 50 national and international magazines such as Train, ESPN Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Fitness RX, Steven Benedict is a former foster youth who has beat the odds. A professional track and field athlete and Olympic Trials Qualifier, Steven has run in the Adidas Classic Diamond League, the US Nationals, and is a Penn Relays Champion who ran for Nike for two years. A champion for foster youth, Steven has proven that faith and persistence can transform lives. We sat down with Steven for a Q&A to learn more about his…

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25th of August 2020
DIVE
Trinity Youth Services Announces Diversity, Inclusion, Value and Equity (DIVE) Program

“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past several decades, there has been a tremendous push toward inclusiveness and equality in the United States; in our schools, our workplaces, our places of worship and in our society, as a whole. In recent years, training in Cultural Competence and Implicit Bias have become requirements, as employers learn to accommodate the needs and belief systems of a workforce that is…

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10th of August 2020
Hollywood Actress, Singer and Philanthropist, Jen Lilley, Teams Up with Trinity Youth Services in Support for Foster Youth, Offers Compelling Message for Potential Foster Parents

Film and TV star, Jen Lilley, has a long list of accomplishments that include being seen by millions on the Academy Award-winning film, “The Artist,” NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” ABC’s “General Hospital,” and many more. A leading lady on the Hallmark Channel, Lilley is a devoted foster and adoptive mom, loving wife, and revered children’s advocate who donated 100% of the proceeds from her first single, King of Hearts, to help a child named John receive lifesaving heart surgery…

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8th of August 2020
Fostering Gave Me A Purpose: Trinity Foster Mom Eva Geranton, Shares Her Story of Unconditional Love

Having unconditional love for children is one of the biggest reasons people become foster parents. The desire to give support to a child in crisis and see their growth is one of the biggest rewards of foster parenting. Eva Gerantan, along with her husband, dedicate their time and love to children in need, and have helped over 30 children receive the care and nurturing they need to thrive. Eva has been a Trinity foster parent for 7 years, and just…

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5th of August 2020
trauma-informed care
The Importance of Courage and Encouragement

“Courage” and “encourage” are related words stemming from the French word encoragier, from en- “to make or put in”, and coeur- which means heart. The basic premise of the word “encourage” is to instill confidence and hope (to give heart) to have courage is to be confident, brave or bold (to have heart). Both are very important in the work we do at Trinity on a daily basis. I have never thought of myself as a particularly courageous person. As a…

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25th of July 2020
distanced learning
Your Child May Qualify for a Free Computer

As the school semester approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, families and caregivers are having to look at distanced learning options for their children. To study remotely, computers are essential. Below are some resources for low-income families to receive a free computer: Computers for Kids Call: 434-817-1121 or Text: 434-214-0153 — computers4kids.net C4K offers free computers to K-12 students that receive government assistance. The On It Foundation Call: 305-244-6454 — theonitfoundation.org This organization provides free computers to K-12 students that participate…

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