In California 4,000 18-year old youths will “age out” of the foster care system and will no longer receive state care. 65% will become homeless, 51% will be unemployed and 46% will have not completed high school.

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    In Los Angeles County alone, once a foster youth ages out of the system, only two out of ten will make it in life. The rest will end up homeless, on drugs, incarcerated, or dead before their 24th birthday!

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    It is our passion to let these youth know they are winners! At We LIFT LA, we want positive role models, mentors who offer acceptance, support and encouragement. We LIFT so these youth Living in Foster Transition can WIN-IN-LIFE!

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    We LIFT LA empowers transitional-aged foster youth (ages 18-24) by providing mentor relationships, housing, programs and life skill services including financial planning, career development, academic guidance, parenting workshops and more.

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    We LIFT LA is looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of youth in our community. Opportunities include mentorship, life skills workshops, graduation to adulthood program, housing, throwing a purpose party.

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    WE LIFT LA, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to empower transitional aged foster youth by providing support services that make the shift from foster care to independence seamless and residential housing in Southern California.

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    Donations help us provide services to transitional aged foster youth. You can assist us by donating a one time gift or ongoing and regular funds or inkind resources.

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Empowering transitional-aged foster youth so they become successful in life!

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Rosie O’Donnell may have said it best in her Lifetime original movie “America” ©2009 A&E Television Networks, LLC and Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC., based on the real-life story of a transitional-aged foster youth:

“Maybe I’m naive, but I think in a country like ours, we can do better. We must. These kids don’t belong to somebody else. They belong to all of us. They are America’s children … They are America.”
-Rosie O’Donnell


WE LIFT LA’s fund raising Campaign includes a residential housing community, incorporating job training at an on-site retail store, and a youth resource center. Help us raise funds so these youth have a chance at living in a home like you and me.

With your generous donation, We LIFT LA, Inc. works with California’s youth to share with them the tools and the love they need to succeed ….

Please make your tax deductible donation today, and help us help those in need.