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To meet a large and growing need, Foothill Family is deeply investing in the community of Pomona by establishing a new, 10,000 square foot permanent Family Center

 

PASADENA, CA – Foothill Family is broadening our reach and impact by expanding our services and the number of families we can serve by establishing a permanent, physical presence in Pomona. Our ongoing commitment to establish deeper connections within the community of Pomona will enhance our ability to respond to families’ needs.

“I am delighted about Foothill Family’s expansion of critical services into our community,” said Senator Connie M. Leyva, California State Senate, 20th District. “The impact will contribute to Pomona’s rich diversity and provide more children and families with the services and resources they need to thrive.”

Pomona ranks disproportionately high for key risk indicators and stressors that impact the safety and overall well-being of children and families. Foothill Family’s programs emphasize prevention and early intervention which decreases the onset of significant emotional and behavioral challenges, supports the development of a youth’s strengths and development, and promotes resilience.

The new permanent facility in Pomona will expand our care with the high-quality, personalized, and dignified approach that has long been our hallmark as a leader in mental health care and early childhood development programs.

“Foothill Family feels a responsibility and passion for working with community partners to connect our families to resources throughout the city to ensure our families’ needs are met. Strong and resilient families are the backbone of vibrant, thriving communities. Today, we look to vastly expand our presence, reach and impact.” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer.

“About four and a half year ago, Foothill Family set up a small office here in the city and over that time, they’ve done amazing work, said Tim Sandoval, Mayor of Pomona. We are so thankful that Foothill Family has expanded their services here in the city of Pomona. Particularly as we ease out of this pandemic, we are going to need all the help we can get. When you’re faced with very real challenges and issues, you have a warm, welcoming, caring place that will help you with the services you need.”

Foothill Family’s programs at the Pomona Family Center will focus on early childhood development and youth & family services. Our approach to care is intentional and personalized for each client’s continued success. Rather than focus solely on the challenges and/or treatment of one individual, our programs incorporate parents, children, and family members to establish a network of support. This approach to care reinforces the tools and resources clients learn from their work with Foothill Family to ensure lasting change.

Programs include:

  • Early Head Start Childcare Partnerships
  • Home Visitation for Mothers & Young Children
  • Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  • Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment
  • Elder Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teen Support
  • Parent Relationship Education
  • Intensive Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Workforce Apprenticeships

View more details in our video featuring Senator Connie M. Leyva, Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval as well as community partners and Foothill Family board members at
https://youtu.be/-Dz8PMmWyak

“Rendezvous on the Riviera” to be Held on May 21 at Annandale Golf Club

PASADENA, CA – Experience a spectacular evening along the Mediterranean as you are transported to a glamorous soirée along crystal blue waters and vibrant sunsets. Join Foothill Family for a Rendezvous on the Riviera on May 21 on the sprawling greens of the Annandale Golf Club. Enjoy the twinkling lights and gorgeous garden setting as you sip cocktails with friends, bid on exciting auction items, and help raise critical funds for Foothill Family’s programs.

Foothill Family’s annual gala is the largest fundraiser held by the organization each year to raise unrestricted funds in support of mental health services and early childhood development programs.

Through client care, outreach, and community education opportunities, Foothill Family reaches nearly 20,000 children and families each year to support those who battle mental illness; have suffered from abuse, trauma, and violence; or are challenged with behavioral health or developmental concerns. All proceeds from the event benefit Foothill Family’s life-changing programs.

“It’s been another challenging year for so many in our community and getting the support they need is crucial. This event raises necessary support for our work in the community. We are thrilled to have the talented Marie Levenick and Melissa Wu as our gala co-chairs and Liz Hall as our auction chair,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “We are exceedingly grateful for their leadership and for the steadfast commitment of the Friends of Foothill Family, who know how to throw a phenomenal party while going above and beyond to raise critical funds in support of our mission.”

Festivities will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction featuring mobile bidding. With the touch of a finger on a smart phone or tablet, guests can bid on any number of unique items, ranging from luxurious home goods to priceless travel packages, from fun for the whole family to special date nights.

To become a Rendezvous on the Riviera patron or underwriter and for more information about the gala, please visit www.foothillfamily.org/rendezvous. Individual tickets will be available for purchase in March 2022.

Luncheon Raised Funds to Provide Critical Mental Health and Early Childhood Development Services to Underserved Children and Families

 PASADENA, CA – Foothill Family’s 4th annual Tip Your Cap and Pass the Hat event raised $91,520 to support Foothill Family’s life-changing programs on October 20, 2021, outdoors on the grounds of NOOR. Honored for their Community Storytelling, Foothill Family “Tipped their Cap” to Clear Channel Outdoor for stepping up in every way to partner and vastly expand Foothill’s reach through their enormous footprint in their service areas.

Emcee John Cervenka (The Aegis Group - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) welcomed more than 200 guests, “Today is a special day as we re-connect in-person! We are here to make a great impact on Foothill Family’s clients. We are grateful to you all for being here with us and taking the time to be advocates for a great cause, where now more than ever, our families need you.” He then turned the stage over to Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer, Steve Allen.

“Foothill Family was on the front lines from the beginning to support our community – families facing food, housing and employment insecurity, social isolation and lack of access to affordable, high-quality childcare for essential workers,” said Allen. “Clear Channel Outdoor helped us let the community know we are here, and we can help.”

Clear Channel Outdoor’s Account Executive Michael Bergin accepted the award on behalf of the company. “It has been a rewarding privilege for us at Clear Channel Outdoor to be honored by Foothill Family. We look forward to supporting Foothill Family now and in the future as they continue to help those in need.”

The highlight of the event was hearing first-hand the impact Foothill Family’s services has had on one of their clients. “My name is Erika. I am 23 years old with a beautiful 7-month-old daughter. When I had my daughter, I wish I could say everything was sunshine after that, but it wasn’t. Postpartum is very real and it was a battle.”

“The growth that has occurred in my life since I started this program has been incredible. I’ve learned to love myself and what I have because if I don’t love myself, how am I supposed to raise my daughter showing her self-love. I no longer settle for things I wouldn’t want my daughter to settle for. I don’t surround myself with people or things I wouldn’t want for my daughter. I have learned my worth and am confident in who I am.”

“I can honestly say that with the way I was living and with the things that I was doing, there’s no way I would’ve made it to 23 if it wasn’t for my daughter. I call her my saving grace, along with Foothill Family. They have helped me become the best version of myself for her.”

The event ended with a friendly fundraising competition between teams. The winning team, captained by Board Chair Chuck Tapert, raised an impressive $27,650.

Thank you to Title Sponsor Cathay Bank Foundation and Event Sponsors City National Bank and HKG LLP for helping make this event possible.

About Foothill Family: Serving the community for 95 years, Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services. Through its leadership in supporting under-resourced communities in Southern California, the agency has earned a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at achieving brighter futures in which individuals and families thrive, communities are strengthened, and generations are enriched. Programs include mental health and school-based services for children, a focus on early childhood development and parent education, youth and family services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, elder abuse prevention and treatment, and services for pregnant and parenting teens. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit www.foothillfamily.org.

New Couples-Based Program Provides Proactive Approach to Relationship Education and Parenting Skills to Strengthen Families

PASADENA, CA – Foothill Family has been awarded $740,000 by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to design and implement a program using evidence-based curricula to provide educational workshops and case management services for low-income and underserved couples aged 18 and over, living in the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. The PArents Invested in Relationship Success (PAIRS) program fosters healthy, committed, and economically stable families with an aligned and cohesive parenting approach.

PAIRS utilizes evidence-based relationship education and parenting curricula for couples to learn communication skills, conflict resolution, stress and anger management, and parenting skills. Couples will receive relationship and parent coaching, as well as financial literacy, job, and career advancement support.

“Foothill Family is proud to offer a program that helps to strengthen relationships within families,” said Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer Steve Allen. “Through improved family stability, our hope is to increase economic stability and mobility, and support stronger families and healthier children throughout the course of a child’s development.”

The PAIRS Program stems from the lack of resources and programs geared toward couples compounded by the overwhelming need of low-income and socio-economically underserved couples, including those who are facing unemployment or underemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impact.

“PAIRS was born out of a desire to focus on preventative work by proactively providing parents with relationship tools at a vital point in a family’s journey,” said Maria Muniz, Foothill Family Director of Youth and Family Services. “This program will strengthen relationships with the intention of providing children and families happier home environments and brighter futures. Hard work lies ahead but the great outcomes will impact generations to come.”

At no cost to program participants, a full scope of services is provided at Foothill Family sites in Duarte, El Monte, Pasadena, and Covina, and are available in English and Spanish. To be eligible, couples need to be parents or caregivers who are 18 or over and reside in Pomona or San Gabriel Valleys. Open Enrollment begins in April.

About Foothill Family

Serving the community for 95 years, Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services. Through its leadership in supporting underserved communities in Southern California, the agency has earned a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at achieving brighter futures in which individuals and families thrive, communities are strengthened, and generations are enriched. Programs include mental health and school-based services for children, early childhood development and parent education programs, youth and family services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, elder abuse prevention and treatment, and services for pregnant and parenting teens. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit www.foothillfamily.org.

New Board Members Bring Diverse Backgrounds and Vision to Lead Foothill Family into its Landmark 95th Year of Service and Community Leadership

 

PASADENA, CA – Foothill Family is thrilled to welcome acclaimed community leaders Chang Liu, Kris Lythgoe, Jessica Meza, and Dr. Ayesha Randall to the Foothill Family Board of Directors. Each was nominated and elected by the Board for their strengths in advocacy, leadership and business acumen. This distinguished group is eager to share their time and talent in support of Foothill Family’s mission to empower children and families through mental health and early childhood development services that advance growth and development.

Cathay Bank parent Cathay General Bancorp named Chang Liu as its new CEO and President in October 2020. Chang, previously Cathay Bank’s President and COO, will succeed Pin Tai, who retired last year. Liu will continue as President and a Director of Cathay Bank, and will be appointed a member of the Cathay General Bancorp board. Chang received a BA in Economics degree at UCLA and has more than 29 years of banking experience.

Television and Theatre Writer/Producer, Kris Lythgoe, is known for creating and producing hit reality television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Who Are You. He is CEO of Magic Pictures International and a member of BAFTA and the TV Academy. Son of American Idol Creator and Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, Lythgoe has also created several American pantomimes based upon fairy tales and folklore. Earlier in his career, Lythgoe headed productions of Footloose and The Wedding Singer in the UK, and he most recently produced a Holiday adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that premiered in Pasadena, CA. He attended Imperial Service College in the UK and earned an MBA in Business Strategy and Leadership from ARU. 

Jessica Meza is the Instructional Assistant, El Monte City School District. Meza is a Certified Health education Specialist (CHES) and earned a B.S. in Public Health at California State University Los Angeles. Meza is an Early Head Start Health and Services Advisory Committee Member at Foothill Family as well as an Early Head Start Policy Council Member at Foothill Family. Meza participated in Student Leaders in Sexual Education Internship, Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School.

Dr. Ayesha Randall currently serves as a Professor at the LA Trade Technical College. She is a grassroots organizer, community advocate and educational consultant, passionate about creating affirming environments for African-American children. Randall lives in Pasadena with her husband, Louis and daughter, Alicia. In her spare time, she finds pleasure in creating stuff and experiences, spending time with family, shopping at thrift stores and garage sales, participating in LA’s art and culture scene, being in diverse spaces and environments, listening to stories, volunteering in the community, talking and listening to different folks, eating and cooking good food, and enjoying the outdoors with her daughter and Girl Scout troop.  Randall earned her BA at UC Berkeley, a Masters in Education from Harvard and an Ed.D from USC.

“We are pleased to welcome these accomplished and talented individuals on our Board of Directors. Over the past year, we have adapted to a rapidly changing environment and these champions are vital voices to further serve the evolving needs of our community and us usher into our milestone 95th year of service,” said Steve Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Foothill Family.

Serving the community for 95 years, Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to underserved populations in Southern California. Through its leadership in supporting underresourced populations in Southern California, the agency has earned a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at achieving brighter futures in which individuals and families thrive, communities are strengthened, and generations are enriched.  Programs include mental health and school-based services for children, a focus on early childhood development and parent education, youth and family services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, and services for pregnant and parenting teens. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit www.foothillfamily.org.

 

 

 

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PASADENA, CA – The S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded Foothill Family a $75,000 grant, providing significant support for Foothill Family’s vital work in supporting the region’s most underserved families with mental health and social services focused on preventive care and early intervention. Since 2005, Foothill Family has been awarded a total of $300,000 in grant funding from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

“Deemed an essential business during the current global pandemic, the Foothill Family team has been on the front lines as the need – and demand – for mental health services drastically increased,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “We’re most grateful to receive a grant from this generous foundation which helps provide our most vulnerable families with critical mental health and childcare services.”

With sites in Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Pasadena, Pomona, and West Covina, Foothill Family’s programs positively impact communities in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank. This grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation will help provide mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early childhood development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people's lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. The Foundation is committed to grantmaking that aligns with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. In order to overcome the systemic disenfranchisement of people on the basis of race, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability, the Foundation joins their philanthropic partners in a continuing examination of privilege and a commitment to advancing inclusion and opportunities for all people of Southern California.

Now its 95th year of service, Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to underserved populations in Southern California. Its mission, empowering children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high quality services.  Last year, more than 21,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.

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