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Who Cares - Foster Parent Recruitment and Engaging Faith Communities

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center of Hope - Sanctuary Hall
9550 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305
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The Chronicle of Social Change invites you to a Civic Dialogue in Los Angeles to coincide with the publishing of its soon-to-be-released reporting project: Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families.

Who Cares is a rigorous examination of the nation’s foster care system and its capacity to care for the children who enter it. Last year, The Chronicle – a news outlet covering child welfare nationally – issued a similar report that was highlighted in stories by The Associated Press and National Public Radio.

The event will center on the role the faith-based community can play in providing homes and support for the county’s foster children. A panel of experts will explore the report’s findings, drill down on the state of foster parent recruitment and retention in L.A. and highlight local efforts to get the faith community more involved in foster care.



  • Bobby Cagle, Director, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County
  • Wendy Garen, CEO, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Mrs. Beavers, L.A. foster parent and a featured character in HBO’s forthcoming documentary “Foster
  • Pastor Geremy Dixon, Senior Pastor, Center of Hope


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L.A. County Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships




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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
SCG members and eligible non-members

Register online here.