Walden Family Services
Rating: 4.94 stars 17 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Philanthropy
Location: 6150 Mission Gorge Road Suite 210 San Diego CA 92120 USA
Results: In 2013 Walden's annual fundraiser, Wine D'Vine, raised more than $240,000 for program funding. This year we are looking to exceed that amount with the Eleventh Annual Wine D'Vine in October 2014.
Target demographics: Foster children throughout Southern California with Special Healthcare Needs and/or Developmental Disabilities. Walden provides services to more than 225 children daily in over 180 certified foster homes.
Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 600 children and youth, many with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Geographic areas served: San Diego, Riverside, Northridge, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Kern, Imperial, and Ventura Counties.
Programs: Therapeutic Foster Care Specialized Care - Children with Developmental Disabilities Specialized Care - Children with Special Health Care Needs Independent Futures Program Adoptions
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As a former employee and current volunteer at Walden Family Services, I have witnessed firsthand all the wonderful work that is done by the Walden Staff. The Walden Family works hard to provide the best homes possible for kids, as well as the best resources that each child needs. In addition, not only do the kids receive the highest quality of care, but so do the Foster Parents. Foster Parents are offered 24 hour support and are guided through each moment of the very rewarding experience that is being a Foster Parent.
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