Unlike most teens, foster youth often don’t have the support or services they need to help lead them on the path to success. At Foster A Dream, we believe that every young person deserves to know they matter and are worthy to celebrate every important milestone in their lives. We believe it's important to lend a helping hand so they can achieve a rewarding future.
Camille Guaty and Katie Jordan
Actress Camille Guaty has been working professionally in film and television for most of her adult life. Determined to use her platform and voice in a positive way, she decided to start raising money and awareness for underprivileged foster-children in 2016. Her interest in the Foster Care system became personal when, after years of battling infertility, Camille and her husband discovered that there were thousands of children in Los Angeles County who were in need of love, support, and care. In 2018, Camille partnered with Katie Jordan, co-founder, and Carla Gonzalez of the Department of Children and Family Services, to launch a successful Toy Drive, which reached hundreds of children of Los Angeles County, during the holiday season. Moved by the work Carla and her colleagues do every day, Camille and Katie are relentlessly committed to working collaboratively on new opportunities for foster youth in Los Angeles.
Katie Jordan was grateful to be a part of Camille's toy drive last December to benefit kids living in foster care. After meeting Carla Gonzalez, Children Services Administrator at the Department of Children and Family Services, she was inspired by Carla and her co-workers, by their hard work and dedication to the children in the Foster care system. After the success of the toy drive, Carla expressed the many areas that the D.C.F.S could use support to help give their kids some of the basic experiences most kids and parents take for granted. Camille and Katie decided to take on one of those experiences for teens living in foster care and group homes, the ability to attend a prom or graduation feeling appropriately dressed with all the necessary accessories. Katie looks forward to partnering with Carla to help fill the areas that the D.C.F.S would like to help their foster youth but are unable to because of lack of funds and the magnitude of need they deal with daily.
What We Do
Foster A Dream directly partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to address the gaps in service and find ways to improve the lives of thousands of foster youth in LA county. Every spring, we create an incredible event that allows the teens to be gifted with formal dresses, suits, shoes, accessories. We host a back to school event where Foster youth, of all ages, come through to be supplied with everything they need for the upcoming year. Around the Holidays, we shower the kids with toys, blankets, pajamas, and gift cards so they can feel the joy of Christmas.
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