Marla Maples, a celebrated humanitarian, actress, musical artist, host and in-demand speaker, was deeply moved to make a profound impact in the lives of disadvantaged youth. She recently took the time to participate in Trinity’s Celebrity Love Project in order to encourage more people to become foster parents.
“Those who choose to foster children, I believe, deserve the greatest amount of praise,” Marla said. “What a better place it would be,” she continued, if more people adopted and fostered children.
Marla has had the privilege of speaking at the United Nations, Harvard University, the 2018 Summit of Peace, and the Global Summit on Science, Spirituality, and Environment in India. Adding to her long list of accomplishments, Marla has also performed her single “One World of Love” on stage at Carnegie Hall. Her first album, The Endless featured Deepak Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Marla has also performed in Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, co-hosted The View, The Doctors, and Good Day New York. She also performed on Ballando Con Le Steele in Rome, Italy where the show received its highest ratings to date. Most recently, Marla can be seen on the new HBO series, The Righteous Gemstones. She also hosted a talk radio show, Awakening With Marla with specialists from the natural wellness world.
Dedicated to empowering society, Marla has been honored for her work with the Global Lyme Alliance, and remains committed to supporting a multitude of non-profit organizations including AWARENYC.org, Spirituality for Kids, and The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine. One of Marla’s greatest loves is helping others create a healthy and joyful life while continuing her steadfast mission to expand the greater good and bring more Light to the world.
See Marla’s inspiring video message about becoming a resource parent:
Florence Edwards, Foster Care Marketing Specialist
Florence has a strong commitment to helping foster youth and their families thrive and live successful lives. A former foster youth, Florence obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications from California State University, San Bernardino, and is a certified Holistic Life Coach, motivational writer, self-help author and celebrity interviewer. Beyond the Trinity Youth Services blog, Florence’s articles can be found in numerous platforms including Foster Focus Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, BET Centric and Huffington Post. A passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, Florence continues to educate, support and mentor foster youth throughout Southern California.