By: Bonnie Sharpe On: February 25, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Did you know that you can impact the lives of children and youth in foster care through your weekly shopping? Food4Less, Ralphs, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of their sales to Extraordinary Families every time you shop. All you have to do is register Extraordinary Families as your...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: February 11, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 1

Meet one of our Foster Care Social Workers, Tess! He has been with Extraordinary Families for more than two years and is a vital to supporting our families and children in foster care. What do you do at Extraordinary Families? My job ensures children placed through DCFS (Department of...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: February 11, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary Families is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonardo Bolanos as Board Chair its Board of Directors. Leonardo (Leo) has been involved with Extraordinary Families for more than 10 years and has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. He succeeds Angela Bromstad, who will...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: January 19, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

This week we spoke to Laura, who has been an UP4Youth Mentor since 2017.  Laura shared simple things that go a long way in the life of a youth transitioning out of foster care.    

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: December 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary parent, Maggie, shares her experience as a mom to a child in foster care. Through the highs and lows, Maggie continues to say that adopting her son was the best thing to have happened to her: “Our family was formed through adoption from foster care. I went through...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: November 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new series of public service advertisements highlighting the everyday struggles and victories of being a dad. Recently, one of our Extraordinary Dads, Frank, was featured in one of their PSAs.

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: November 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Though the world has felt more disconnected than ever, Extraordinary Families actively strives to connect with the foster community and find keyways to better serve our children and youth. This past month our team joined colleagues across Los Angeles at the Foster Together Virtual Conference to share breakthrough ways to strengthen our foster care system...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: October 13, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary Families is committed to furthering our education around racial equity. In September, we invited Kisalyn Michael, LCSW, a champion for social justice and equity, to lead us on a journey to explore our implicit biases. We want to take a moment to reflect upon that experience and to...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: October 13, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2020 – Extraordinary Families, a leading nonprofit committed to serving children and youth in foster care, is pleased to announce the election of five new members to our Board of Directors. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: September 26, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Dodgers Foundation awards more than $1M in grants to help organizations fight COVID, social injustice The Dodgers Foundation announced it is awarding more than $1 million in grants to organizations that are addressing communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and social injustice. LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles...

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