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Trinity Youth Services
17th of February 2021
The Effects of Foster Care on Children of Color

In honor of Black History Month, Trinity Youth Services (TYS) would like to shine light on the daunting effects of generations of systemic racism on children of color, particularly Black children, within the American foster care system. We would also like to highlight some of the important work TYS is doing to ensure that every child finds the warmth and safety of a loving home, and to share how you can get involved in making a significant and lasting difference…

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5th of February 2021
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Consider Fostering Teens During COVID-19 

Are you considering fostering or adopting, but aren’t sure what ages would be best for you? While many people seem to prefer to raise babies and younger children, local teens are also waiting for loving homes. Although it’s common to think of teens as ‘troublemakers,’ the truth is that teens can be loving, supportive members of your household.   “I was in foster care as a teen. After being chronically bullied, abused, and abandoned, all I wanted was to feel safe. Being around adults…

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15th of January 2021
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Trinity Youth Services’ Intensive Services Foster Care Program Needs Local Foster Parents

Although there is a very high need for traditional foster and adoptive families throughout Southern California, there is an even bigger need for Intensive Services Foster Care Parents. Foster youth who experience physical or emotional trauma are often labeled as ‘troublemakers,’ due to their coping mechanisms. The truth is, unresolved pain from experiencing abandonment, loss, and abuse cause some children to act out and engage in behaviors that don’t serve them.  In an effort to help at-risk youth receive the support and guidance they need to heal…

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24th of December 2020
Victorville Mom Pays It Forward At Christmastime

Victorville resident, Erica Fernandez, is a small business owner and mother. This holiday season she decided to join forces with other local businesses to host a toy drive supporting foster children at Trinity Youth Services. “I, myself have had help from a local organization in 2004 when my kids were taken away and in the system,” she said. “I honestly wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the support and guidance. I got clean, got my kids back…

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23rd of December 2020
Supervisor Solis
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis Brings the Joy of Christmas to Foster Youth in LA County  

On December 17, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, her dedicated staff, and a joyous group of volunteers, gathered at Sunshine Park in La Puente to bring some Christmas cheer to foster youth throughout LA County. The Holiday Toy Distribution event provided two large bags of toys and 10 food boxes to each participant. Items were handed out in a drive-through format for safety as COVID cases increase throughout the southland. In a statement, Supervisor Solis said, “Thanks to generous…

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14th of December 2020
Goodloe Family
Goodloe Family Adoption Story

November 21, 2020 was a special day for the Goodloe Family. Resource parents Nakasheema and Jonathan have opened their hearts and their home to foster children and on Adoption Day 2020, adopted 2-year-old Ethan and 3-year-old Baily. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adoption finalizations have been a little more tricky, but not impossible. The courts have been conducting adoptions over video conference for the safety of all involved. The Goodloe’s felt like celebrities while their adoption was being filmed by…

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10th of December 2020
Former World Champion Boxer, Celebrity TV Host and Fitness Advocate, Laila Ali, Empowers Trinity’s Youth, Donates her Inspiring Autobiography, Reach! 

Trinity Youth Services has teamed up with undefeated Four-Time World Champion, Laila Ali, who is passionate about empowering youth and helping them become winners in life. After learning about Trinity Youth Services’ Celebrity Love Project, Laila was thrilled to donate her book, Reach!   According to Laila, “I’m donating my book Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit and Personal Power to the Celebrity Love Project because I know it will reach those who can benefit from it the most. I wrote Reach! with young girls in mind in hopes that it will offer them guidance and inspiration to find the power within!”  The daughter of…

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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
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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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