Even as families and communities across Southern California remain at home, Seneca’s work to provide for the social-emotional, family permanency, and educational needs of young people impacted by trauma and loss carries on. We also continue to seek out ways to combat isolation and gather in community with the youth and caregivers we serve, as well as with our partners and supporters. Community connection and relationships – even when they must be mediated and sustained through technology – are what fuels us in this work.
To that end, we eagerly await the upcoming Forever Families Gala on November 7th, and warmly invite you to participate! The online Gala will celebrate Seneca’s foster care and adoption permanency work in Southern California, which depends in large part on providing critical mental health supports to families throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national average of adoptions remaining permanent is roughly 75%, which means that a staggering 25% of children are returned to foster care due to a failed adoption. In Orange County, Seneca’s programs work to build and sustain families for the children who need them, and to prevent disruption at all costs. With Seneca’s commitment to Unconditional Care – doing whatever it takes to support the success of kids and families – 100% of our adoptions in Orange County remain permanent! Proceeds from the Gala will directly support Seneca’s programs working to support young people to heal and thrive within loving and stable homes.
To learn more about the Forever Families Gala please visit, www.senecafoa.org/gala.
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carly Santos at Carly_Santos@senecacenter.org or 714-308-4578.