ALTADENA, Calif., March 12, 2020—Five Acres, a foster/adoption, residential and community-based mental/behavioral health charity, announced its community awards and board celebration yesterday. Taking precautions against the coronavirus, Five Acres canceled its in-person annual meeting and instead are personally delivering the awards to the recipients. The charity honored community members and volunteers who have supported their […]

Will Smith Chief Administrative Officer

[Altadena, Calif] September 9, 2019 – Foster/adoption and mental health nonprofit Five Acres is pleased to name Will Smith, MBA, SPHR as its new Chief Administrative Officer. Smith will lead Five Acres’ expanding recruiting efforts as well as programs focused on employee wellness and development. Smith brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to […]

Five Acres 2019 Desert Oasis Gala Committee
Five Acres’ Desert Oasis Gala Sponsorship Committee – (front row, left to right) Mimi Carter, Shoshana Puccia, Chris Selak, Katie McDonald; (second row, left to right) Chelby Crawford, Kelly Mercadé, Renée Chang, Michele Doll, Jennifer Berger, Trish Gonzales; (back row, left to right) Don Boline, Sue McGuirl, Matt McIntyre, Natalie Bazarevitsch, Nicole Rasic.  Event to [...]
Five Acres new board members Grace Russak, Shoshana Puccia, Kirsten Hansen, Andrew Crowell and current board chair Chris Kerns

[Altadena, California] March 18, 2019 – Five Acres celebrated its 131st anniversary last week at its annual board meeting held March 13, 2019 at the Altadena Town and Country Club. The nonprofit welcomed four new members to its board of directors and recognized several volunteers and donors for their impact supporting Five Acres’ programs in […]

Five Acres Main Campus Altadena

[Altadena, Calif] January 29, 2019 – Family and child services nonprofit Five Acres has received a generous $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The unrestricted grant will be used to support Five Acres’ operational programs supporting safety, well-being and permanent family solutions for abused and neglected children. The grant was awarded in December […]

Chinling Chen Five Acres CPOP

[Los Angeles, Calif] October 9, 2018 – Five Acres is proud to announce Chinling Chen, LCSW, as the nonprofit’s new Chief Program Officer of Prevention. Chen will lead Five Acres’ programs in community-based mental and behavioral health care and help pioneer partnerships with other healthcare providers to help prevent family separation. “In 2017, Five Acres […]

Five Acres The Alliance volunteer group for foster youth

  [Altadena, Calif] July 25, 2018 – Five Acres, one of San Gabriel Valley’s oldest nonprofits, has launched The Alliance, a new volunteer program which connects young professionals with foster youth living at Five Acres’ Altadena campus. Ideal for those aged 21–45 years, members of The Alliance will have the opportunity to create fun enrichment/educational […]

Five Acres 2018 Golf Committee

[Altadena, Calif] August 2, 2018 – Five Acres invites the community to join its 31st Golf Classic & Dinner, “A Night at the Derby” on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. All proceeds from the event will support Five Acres’ programs assisting foster care/adoption and mental health care for at-risk families. […]