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Finding Family When a Child is ‘Lost’ in the System

It’s an unspeakable tragedy when children are abandoned, abused or severely neglected   or when they are left alone because their parents are sentenced to jail.

Our Family Finding service provides a critical safety net for children trapped in this terrible circumstance or who for any reason are ‘lost’ in the foster care system. Using methods developed by Catholic Charities of Tacoma, we search for safe and loving family members who will take these children into their homes.

As one example, more than half of the children living in our 24/7 residential program who have received Family Finding services have gone on to live with supportive relatives at the end of their treatment. What’s more, we have worked with Catholic Charities to standardize the practice, and we’re training and helping other agencies throughout California to implement it.

How You Can Help
Our Family Finding program is funded by donors and foundations. If you want to help children and teens make a connection to family, you can make an easy, secure donation online.


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