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Trinity Youth Services
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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19th of June 2021
Trinity Youth Services Honors Juneteenth

Trinity Youth Services honors and acknowledges Juneteenth (June 19) as a significant day of importance for our nation, our staff, and the families and youth we serve. This week, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Since the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, following the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War in 1865, a…

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16th of June 2021
Princess Sarah
International Icon Princess Sarah Culberson Reveals How Her Foster & Adoptive Parents Changed Her Life, Delivers an Inspiring Message to Trinity Youth Services’ Foster Parents and Foster Youth 

Princess Sarah Culberson is an African princess whose inspiring life story has touched the lives of millions around the world. After learning about Trinity Youth Services’ mission to create better futures for foster youth, she sent a very motivational message for potential and current foster parents as well as foster youth, stating, “My foster parents made such a huge impact in my life.” To hear more of Princess Sarah’s message, watch the video below.  A renowned dancer, actress, philanthropist, educator, motivational speaker, and author, Princess…

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5th of June 2021
LGBTQ Foster Youth
5 Tips on How Foster Parents Can Help Support LGBTQ Foster Youth

June is considered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, and Trinity Youth Services is proud to support our LGBTQ foster youth and families during this exciting time.  Did you know that research has shown that nearly 1 in 5 foster youth identify as LGBTQ? Many LGBTQ youth have experienced abandonment, or even abuse by their families due to their sexual identity. In cities such as Los Angeles, it has been reported that up to 40% of the…

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1st of June 2021
TYS DIVE
TYS Partners with Claremont Lincoln University

Trinity Youth Services (TYS) continues to seek ways to evolve and develop the agency, to ensure we are creating an undeniably equitable environment for all staff members. The fluidity of an agency and its success depends on the environment that we create. For this reasoning, we’ve partnered with Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) to create a series of trainings for our staff members. Members of Trinity Youth Services’ Diversity, Inclusion, Value, Equity (DIVE) Team attended “Equity in Action,” a four-part webinar…

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24th of May 2021
Trinity Youth Services 100th Adoption
Trinity Youth Services Celebrates 100th Adoption

Trinity Youth Services recently celebrated a monumental milestone for youth who need forever families. We are very proud to announce our 100th adoption! The Glinton-Holmes Family have added two new sons to their amazing family, our 100th and 101st adoptions. Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has served over 65,000 children and families, and we are honored to give youth a fresh start with loving parents. While our top goal is to help youth reunify with their birth families, there are times…

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20th of May 2021
Charlene Mitchell
Trinity Foster Feature: Charlene Mitchell

Being a foster parent has so many great rewards, such as knowing that you’re making a difference in a child’s life as well as seeing that child grow into a thriving, happier youth. Trinity Youth Services’ Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) Program is comprised of at-risk youth who need extra support services to effectively cope with trauma, so that they can engage in positive behaviors, and receive the mental health services that they need in a loving, home-based environment. One of our foster parent…

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14th of May 2021
joe baca
Trinity Community Star: San Bernardino Supervisor Joe Baca Jr. Encourages to Support Local Foster Youth  

As a Supervisor for the Fifth District, San Bernardino County’s largest district comprised of San Bernardino, Rialto, Fontana, Bloomington, Muscoy, Rosena Ranch, and Devore, Joe Baca, Jr., is a champion for local youth and families, and has created a special message asking the community to support foster youth and encourage people to take an active role in supporting them. According to Supervisor Baca, Jr., “We have so many children in our system that need a loving home. If you are already considering fostering or adopting,…

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12th of May 2021
AJ Johnson
Hollywood Actress, Celebrity Life Coach AJ Akua Johnson, Sends Inspiring Message of Hope to Youth for National Foster Care Month

There are currently over 30,000 foster youth in LA County who are waiting to be paired with a loving, forever family. After hearing the devastating news about some of the struggles foster youth face, Hollywood TV and Film Star, AJ Akua Johnson, decided to send a heartfelt message to inspire youth at Trinity Youth Services. In her powerful video message, AJ tells youth, “Please keep dreaming. Please know that you are bigger and better than what your background has been.”  A highly sought-after actress, choreographer, speaker, life coach and fitness trainer whose notable client roster includes Stevie Wonder, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan,…

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