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Trinity Youth Services
31st of January 2017
Continuum of Care Reform
Continuum of Care Reform Takes Effect

On January 1, the long-awaited Continuum of Care Reform began throughout California. The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) effort, which is implemented by Assembly Bill 403, is designed to make sure that youth in foster care have their day-to-day physical, mental and emotional needs met; that they have the greatest chance to grow up in permanent homes; and that they have the opportunity to grow into self-sufficient, successful adults. In other words, the reform effort is attempting to provide for…

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25th of January 2017
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New Adoptive Mom is “Doing Something Right”

  A Joyous Occasion “This is a joyous occasion,” a Trinity Youth Services adoption social worker said. After being in foster care for almost all of his young life, a 22-month-old baby boy was adopted by the Spivey family with the aid of Trinity Youth Services. The boy was placed into foster care just days after birth. Ms. Spivey took him into her home as soon as the hospital discharged him. He was only 3 days old and Ms. Spivey…

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12th of January 2017
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Forming a Family: A Young Couple’s Steps Toward Adoption

Considering Foster Care and Adoption Jake and Kendra are a young couple who desired to have a family of their own. Although they were not able to achieve this goal through traditional means, they had the faith to believe that these dreams would become a reality through foster care and adoption. Making the First Step They felt it was divine intervention that their very first placement would turn their lives upside down in such a joyous way. Their first foster placement was…

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18th of November 2016
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Trinity Youth Services CEO Wins “Social Entrepreneur” Award

Riverside, Calif., November 15, 2016 – Amid an evening networking, a surprise visit from Walt Disney’s granddaughter and entertainment from Ekenah Claudin and his Story Box projection mapped live performance, an audience of 860 business and community leaders attended the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards at the Riverside Convention Center to celebrate and honor Inland Empire entrepreneurs. The annual black-tie gala event recognizes the leadership, innovation and business acumen of Inland Empire entrepreneurs. This year’s award recipients recognized at the…

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LA County Donates 20 Turkeys to Trinity Foster Families

The County of Los Angeles recognized Trinity Youth Services today for the organization’s “dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by the numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County.” Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda L. Solis, presented Trinity Youth Services with a certificate of recognition and her office donated 20 turkeys, crates of fresh produce and bags of canned and dry goods for resource families supported by Trinity…

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24th of October 2016
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Trinity Timeline

Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has been helping children and families create a better future. Join us in a photo timeline through the history of Trinity. The organization was established 50 years ago, served over 60,000 children and has grown into the thriving services it has become today encompassing foster care, residential treatment and mental health programs.  

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19th of October 2016
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Trinity Youth Services’ 50th Anniversary Soirée

For 50 years, Trinity Youth Services has helped children and families create a better future. Established in 1966, the organization has served over 60,000 trauma-affected children and on Saturday, October 15, over 100 guests gathered at the historic Garner House in Claremont to celebrate Trinity Youth Services’ 50th anniversary. Among the guests were supporters, employees, board members, chamber members, local residents and dignitaries including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza, Claremont Chamber CEO Maureen Aldridge and Chair Nikki Coulas,…

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4th of August 2016
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Trinity Youth Services Celebrates 50 Years

In 1966, two Orthodox priests were inspired to do something to help delinquent, abused and neglected children and established Guadalupe Home for Boys, later changing its name to Trinity Youth Services. The agency was first housed in a renovated ranch-style home, formerly owned by the silent film actress Gloria Swanson, which was moved from Hollywood to the City of Yucaipa, California. In this home, six troubled teenagers were provided with care, guidance, structure and skills that would help them prepare…

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12th of July 2016
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5 Factors That Help Children Adapt to Foster Care

The Journal of Public Child Welfare published a study in 2015 titled Functional Adaptation to Foster Care. The purpose of the study was to find out how children and youth adapt to being in foster care from their point of view. This type of research is helpful, not only to validate the positive work resource families are achieving, but also to see where there is room to grow. The Importance of Resource Parent Commitment “Good foster parents were committed to…

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3 Healthy Tips That Won’t Cost You a Dime

Strolling through the aisles of the grocery store labels and branding, words leap out at me: All Natural, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Grass-Fed, Vegetarian Fed, Vegan, Dairy-Free, No Antibiotics or Hormones ever… For the average person trying to find the best choice it can be overwhelming. I maneuver my cart between other shoppers who are studying the ingredient decks trying to decide which cereal is the healthiest. The big food companies have gotten pretty savvy at hiding sugar, corn and…

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