Five Acres’ annual holiday toy drive creates joyful holiday memories for vulnerable children and foster youth who have already overcome many challenges in their young lives. Through the years, many generous supporters in the community have made these children’s holiday wishes come true. This year the need is greater and more urgent as a result […]

  (ALTADENA, Calif.) July 30, 2020 – As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles County-based foster care/adoption agency and mental health provider, FIVE ACRES, is in need of resources for its critical Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS) program, which serves Altadena and the greater Los Angeles community. “The Adoption Promotion and Support […]

(ALTADENA, Calif.) May 12, 2020 — Now with the U.S. highest unemployment rate due to the coronavirus, people are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity, and facing mental health challenges like depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Altadena-based foster care/adoption and mental health provider, Five Acres has launched the HOPE line at 800-696-6793 or HOPE@5acres.org where individuals […]

What Five Acres had intended to provide in five years occurred in five days. When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the safer-at-home emergency order, Five Acres information technology (IT) team set up the agency’s workforce to work remotely and provide telehealth services within a week. An essential business provider, Five Acres provides residential care […]

ALTADENA, Calif., May 1, 2020—Children in foster care have been significantly disrupted by the global pandemic. Children living at Five Acres are placed at the residential campus in Altadena because of acute trauma they experienced at home. The impact of COVID-19 is another traumatic event that the charity’s workforce is helping the children navigate. Division […]