Children Need Your Help | Children's Bureau of Southern California

Give to Help Kids in Foster Care Join a Loving Home

Currently, there are nearly twice as many kids in California’s foster care system as there are licensed foster homes.
Your gift to Children’s Bureau helps bridge that gap - creating happier childhoods and possibly saving a life.

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Why Your Gift Matters

Children’s Bureau provides dozens of comprehensive and compassionate programs for children and their families through 13 sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. These programs include our Foster Care & Adoption Services which trained over 200 resource families last year and helped 260 children join safe and loving foster homes. 

Your gift allows us to provide training and support to the children in need of a loving home and the resource parents who welcome them into their families.

And the stakes are high…

When a child enters foster care, they may have experienced maltreatment, faced the turmoil of being uprooted from their home, and are often separated from their siblings. The negative impact of these challenges can last a lifetime. Foster youth are less likely to graduate high school (only 58% of young people in foster care graduate) and are more likely to face poverty and addiction. In fact, half of youth who have aged out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated.

Children’s Bureau works to make sure that kids joining the loving families in our training programs have the chance to thrive. When you make a financial contribution to support our training of resource parents, you’re creating a better future for the foster children they care for, nurture, and love.

Thank you!

Other Ways to Give

Mail a Check

To make a donation by mail, send a check to:

Children’s Bureau
Philanthropy Department
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please make sure your check is payable to: Children’s Bureau. You will be sent a letter of confirmation upon receipt of your donation.


Donate Stock or Other Securities

Take advantage of appreciated securities while avoiding capital gains tax by making a donation of your assets.

Your broker may transfer securities to:
Brokerage: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Broker Rep: Donna L. Herme
Phone: 805.374.8156 (direct)
Branch: 800.654.5954, ext. 200
Account #: 496-116439-506
DTC #: 0015

If you would like to inform us that your gift is on the way or to obtain a gift receipt, please contact Yvette Herrera, Senior Director of Philanthropy, via

Request a 1:1 Meeting

To request a 1:1 meeting with a Philanthropy Advisor, please email