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Trinity Youth Services
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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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
steven benedict
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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