Save The Date – Sept. 28, 2018! Fatherhood Against the Odds

A conversation about strengthening relationships between incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers and their children.

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County Presents: Fatherhood Against the Odds, a summit for service providers, government agencies, elected officials, reentry fathers, and interested community members to focus on the need to engage incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers in their children’s lives.

You will learn:
•  Current trends in data for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers and their families
•  First-hand perspectives from -incarcerated and formerly -incarcerated fathers
•  Best practices for working with -incarcerated and formerly -incarcerated fathers and their families

You will help determine:
• What needs to change?

Mark your Calendar! Evite with details to follow

The Summit, continental breakfast, and lunch are provided at no cost to our guests through a generous grant from First 5 LA.

Happy Father’s Day:

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is quite proud to be a partner of the Good+ Foundation, which was founded by Jessica Seinfeld to help get brand new and gently-used items to families that need them. The Foundation has prioritized programs that serve fathers and we are privileged to have been selected to be one of their partners through our program, the Dads Back! Academy which is located in Watts.

And, we are delighted that the Foundation selected one of our former clients (and now staff member) Marchell Hall to be featured in their latest publication, in celebration of Father’s Day!  To access this story, click here.


So proud of you, Marchell!

Faces – FOLA Annual Benefit

Join us on Sunday, May 6, 3:00 – 5:30 PM, for our Annual Faces – Friends Outside Los Angeles benefit at the La Cañada Country Club. The program features Dr. Brant Choate who leads all state prison-based and community parole rehabilitative programs for the State of California. Also featured will be A Man Like Me, a collaboration between Friends Outside Los Angeles and TheatreWorkersProject. Radio host Tammi Mac who is one half of 102.3 KJLH duo’s Mac and Amiche show will be the emcee. Tickets are $46 each in honor of our 46th year and can be purchased here.

FOLA Receives S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) is honored to announce receipt of a $50,000 general operating support grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. Grant funds will be used to update our Strategic Plan, increase board and staff capacity through trainings, and develop funding through social media.  According to its website, “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.” 

We are extremely grateful to the Foundation for its generous support.