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.

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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.

  • LET’S GIVE A HURTING CHILD CAUSE TO SMILE IN 2020

    When a parent is incarcerated, the child is separated from a primary source of security. According to a U.S. Department of Justice report, since the war on drugs began in the 1980s the rate of children with incarcerated mothers has increased 100% and the rate of those with incarcerated fathers has increased more than 75%.

  • Thankful Thursday

    It seems to me that if there is a “Giving Tuesday” that there should also be a “Thankful Thursday” to thank each of you for giving to Friends Outside LA such as through your financial contributions, volunteer time, and overall support of our Mission.