Volunteer! We are specifically seeking board committee members and general office staff. Please call 626.795.7607, ext. 105, for more information.

Contact your government representatives about issues you care about, and vote!

Discuss your important beliefs with your friends and neighbors and take local action as possible.

Your tax-deductible donations to Friends Outside in Los Angeles County are always welcomed!

Caring is Contagious is a short fundraising film highlighting the pioneering work FOLA has done for almost fifty years serving the needs of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Several clients and staff members are featured in the film as well as FOLA’s executive director, Mary Weaver.

See how our caring ripples forward and restores hope.



  • Kudos to Our Terrific Project imPACT South LA Staff for their Success with Our Clients!

    Friends Outside in Los Angeles County appreciates the hard work by our Project imPACT South LA staff  who recently reached and even exceeded their goals for this City of Los Angeles

  • Virtual Donor Appreciation Event

    Please join us. Virtual Donor Appreciation Event, Special message from Eunice Howe, Ph.D. Hear from our clients about how we make a difference in their lives even during this most unusual time. Bernice Smoot, Saint Wall Street, on the value of our services as measured in cost-savings to the community

  • Help for Nonprofits

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT / S. 3548) would provide four months of operating expenses from March through June as grants provided the funds are all used to pay staff making $100,000 or less annually. (Bill not  passed yet)

  • The Day the World Changed – Update from Friends Outside in Los Angeles County

    I want to let you, our supporters, know that our clients are continuing to be served by our 22 member staff who are working safely from their homes. This includes services to individuals by telephone, text, email, and via U.S. Mail and workshops via a platform such as WebEx or Zoom.   I am in daily contact with our five managers who are in daily contact with the staff they supervise. 

  • Carl’s video – Forward Focus client story

    We are following Carl Grey, former lifer, who was released from state prison in 2018 after serving 37 years. Listen to his compelling journey and learn how Friends Outside in Los Angeles County’s Forward Focus program in Inglewood helped him become a contributing, successful member of his new community.