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Higher Calling: L.A. County Increases its Reliance on Churches to Serve Foster Children
Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church didn’t have foster kids in mind when Pastor Gailen Reeves and his team created a teen mentoring program a decade ago. They just wanted to make sure that every young person at church had an adult hand to hold.
Can Churches Help Supply the Foster Homes L.A. County Needs?
At Holman United Methodist Church in South Los Angeles, Pastor Kelvin Sauls and the church’s congregants have for years positioned themselves to help young people in foster care. The help has come in many forms, including serving Thanksgiving dinners and furnishing an apartment for transition-age foster youth, said Pastor Sauls.