Youth in Foster Care Find ‘Community is Family’

Since 1998, South Los Angeles nonprofit Peace4Kids has connected youth in foster care to a community they can count on […more…]


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Successful Transitions into Adulthood

Covid-19 has had a compounding effect on transition age youth (TAY) exiting foster care. The financial impact of unemployment has impacted their housing stability, and food security. In addition, months of isolation due to the safer-at-home order has also strained their mental health and wellbeing. Peace4Kids is launching its own TAY Recovery Initiative to support the 18-24 year olds in their community in successfully emerging from the pandemic. They are seeking to raise $50,000 that will provide direct financial assistance, mentorship, coaching, and peer-to-peer mediation support. 

Peace4Kids connects youth in foster care in South Los Angeles to community leaders, volunteers, and peers in a nonclinical setting. Rather than focus on the disadvantages of being in the child welfare system, the organization teaches young people how to identify and activate their talents and strengths.

Young adults in the program can also receive individualized coaching, leadership development, housing, and support as they transition out of the child welfare system.

The needs of Peace4Kids’ transitional youth services program have become urgent during the coronavirus pandemic. This global crisis has increased the barriers to employment, housing, food, healthcare, and other necessities that young people leaving foster care typically face. Your gift to Peace4Kids would help it direct resources to youth aging out of foster care with few resources to support their transition. 


Peace4Kids is a non-profit, volunteer supported organization promoting trust, equity and stability for children in foser care.
(323) 569.2034 x 4
Executive Director: Zaid Gayle

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Peace4Kids was a safe and special place for me. I really cultivated my gifts, and built lifelong relationships. I feel strongly that my professional success is directly related to what I gained from my time at Peace4Kids. It’s for that reason that I continue to invest my time and money to support the youth currently coming through their programs.
Angelica Nwandu
Peace4Kids alumna
and founder of The Shade Room

Key Supporters

Annenberg Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation
William I. Smith Foundation
S. Mark Taper Foundation
The Green Foundation
Pritzker Foster Care Initiative
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Los Angeles County Development Authority
Angelica Nwandu
Barry Meyer and Wendy Smith Meyer
ESPN / Disney
HMS Host Foundation
Amgen Foundation
Jordan Corngold and Susannah Blinkoff
Reissa Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Rick and Susan Theder
Darrell Blocker
Buscaino Community Grants
Community Partners / Transforming L.A.
Through Partnership