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WE LIFT LA’s mission is to empower transitional aged youth and young adults aged out of the foster care system to achieve independence through consistent, transformational relationships and impactful developmental services.

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LA Nonprofit Looks to Help Former Foster Kids With Housing, Support

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Positively Impacting the Lives of Former Foster Youth

WE LIFT LA founder Joyce Harmon and Program Director Tony De Felicis meet with Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl; expressing appreciation for the support to expand care and services to former foster youth. Unfortunately, 70% of California State Prison inmates are former foster youth. It is our goal to work together to positively impact the lives of former foster youth and change this statistic!

  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • Bright Lights Cocktail Reception
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA
  • The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA

The Bright Lights Cocktail Reception for WE LIFT LA

WE LIFT LA enjoyed a fabulous fundraiser on the rooftop of the Emerson in downtown Los Angeles. A great night was had by all and we thank you for your support!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Each year in California over 4,000 18 year old youth will “age out” of the foster care system. Over 1,400 in Los Angeles County.

70%

of all California State Prison inmates are former foster youth.

36%

of California foster youth become homeless within 18 months of aging out.

51%

are unemployed within 2-4 years of emancipation.

40%

on public assistance within 2-4 years of emancipation.