ALTADENA, Calif.—Five Acres announced its new board members and recognized its community award recipients at its 134th Annual Meeting and Board Celebration today on March 9. Hosting the virtual celebration, Five Acres honored community members and volunteers who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to its mission during the previous year. These individuals have supported the charity’s […]

The event took place on Monday, Sept. 20 at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif. (ALTADENA, Calif.) Sept. 27, 2021— Five Acres hosted its Don’t Stop Believin’ 33rd Annual Golf Classic, led by Co-chairs Danny Reaume and Joey Reaume, on Monday, Sept. 20 at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif. The golf tournament and dining […]

ALTADENA, Calif., July 7, 2021 — Five Acres, an Altadena-based children’s foster care agency, and Carbon Health, a leading technology-enabled healthcare provider, announced a new COVID-19 vaccination event on its premises for eligible children in foster care. During the pandemic, many children experienced isolation, instability, and anxiety and for children in foster care, those feelings [...]
ALTADENA, Calif., June 18, 2021— Five Acres resident Josiah Boyd, 18, who has been in foster care since he was nine years old, has received a $48,000 scholarship to Lakeland University in Wisconsin. Boyd came to Five Acres in 2016 as a resident of its residential program on the main campus in Altadena. “I was [...]
Genevieve Laguna (center) donates toys and pajamas for Five Acres' holiday drive. With her are Brandon Ito and Stephanie Perez who work in the Five Acres Advancement Department. | Photo courtesy of Genevieve Laguna Genevieve Laguna, a licensed vocational nurse, works tirelessly to keep people safe, healthy, and recover from surgeries. Overworked and exhausted, Genevieve [...]

With more than 20,000 children in the Los Angeles foster care system, Five Acres has been working to keep the numbers low by providing safety, well-being, and permanency to children and youth in foster care. During April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Five Acres is raising awareness, advocacy, and action. For many students, schools have reopened […]