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 […]