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Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care, Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: United friends of the children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.

Programs: Pathways housing program -ufc's pathways housing program provides emancipated foster youth in los angeles county between the ages of 18 and 24 with: 18-24 months of housing, career/vocational counseling and development, educational mentoring and assistance, health and mental health services, life skills training, and advocacy counseling. Ufc's relational approach emphasizes commitment and consistency within a framework that demands increasing levels of personal responsibility and initiative to equip and enable foster youth to become self-sufficient adults.

college sponsorship program -ufc's college sponsorship program provides college bound foster youth with a five-year financial commitment, helping them to attend four-year colleges and universities without the fear of being completely on their own. Beyond financial support, the college sponsorship program provides in-depth supportive services, enrichment activities, post-graduate planning and personalized attention to meet the needs of individual students, while empowering them to become good decision makers.

college readiness program -ufc's college readiness program prepares middle and high school aged foster youth to graduate from high school and become competitive applicants to attend top-rated four-year colleges and universities. Beginning in the 7th grade, the college readiness program provides individual college counseling, tutoring, workshops, college tours, mentoring, special events and summer programs, empowering youth to be accountable for their futures and provides them with the necessary tools to succeed.

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