Have you ever felt confused, frightened or alone? Over 400,000 children in the U.S. know these feelings all too well. These are the children who have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and have been placed into foster care. They have been separated from the only life and family they’ve known and often do not have access to the same opportunities as their non-fostered peers. Studies show that children in foster care are at higher risk of loneliness, fear of others, negative self-esteem and negative effects to their physical health.
The Children’s Foundation of America, based in Claremont, was established to Be the Difference and provide an opportunity for every person to help children heal, learn and thrive. With the help of people like you, the Foundation provides essential opportunities including scholarships, sports uniforms, prom tickets, graduation cap and gown, recreational activities and other opportunities, often not covered by other sources. Without the support of caring individuals and businesses, displaced youth could not participate in everyday experiences that provide enrichment and normalcy.
The Foundation identifies and accesses resources to support youth in foster care, residential therapeutic programs, shelters and community-based programs of the highest quality, so that children who have been victims of trauma may lead healthy, productive lives.
Join us in helping thousands of children in need feel the love and care all children deserve. Consider making a sustaining monthly donation to continuously support children who need it most. Contact us to get involved!