Simply put, “permanency” means family. Five Acres believes children thrive and heal best within healthy, permanent families.  When foster care is necessary, we work hard to safely reunify children with their families. When that is not possible, we strive to ensure those children have a safe, loving, permanent place they can call home and a family that will be theirs forever.  Five Acres helps children find permanent, loving homes, brighter futures, and offer a pathway for families who want to open their homes and hearts to children in need. 

Join Five Acres in the months of October through December as we raise critical funds for our permanency programs.

Foster Parents Are Needed More Than Ever

Because of the passing of the Family First Act introduced on 2/7/2018, the federal government's ability to pay for foster care placements has been restricted. Per the federal guidelines, Section 1905(i) of the Social Security Act defines an IMD as an "institution of more than 16 beds, that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons with mental diseases." Currently, all residential agencies in CA that have above 16 beds fall into the IMD determination.

In 2020, LA County had 21,876 foster youth. If all LA County Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPS) were reduced to 16 beds, that would reduce capacity below 718 beds. While foster children can also be placed with foster families, there is still a tremendous foster shortage in L.A.

For more information about our Permanency program, please contact Ivon Favela, Recruiter and Trainer:
ifavela@5acres.org  |  626-214-0465

Become a permanent piece of Five Acres history!

Today in Los Angeles, more than 30,000 children are growing up without a permanent family. Help us connect them with loving homes and leave a legacy of your own by joining our Permanency Campaign! Your gift of $1,000 or more will be honored with an inscribed tile on the McCreight Foundation Pathway to Permanency tile wall-permanently installed at Five Acres as a testament to your commitment to helping children in need.

Please note the character limitation for your tile selection. Character limit includes spaces. If you are purchasing more than one tile, please submit a separate order form for each.
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