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Finally Family Homes

A Place to Call Home & People to Call Family

aka Finally Family Homes   |   Valencia, CA   |  https://finallyfamilyhomes.org

Mission

Finally Family Homes partners with college aged foster youth to help them achieve lasting success.

Notes from the nonprofit

We value the voice of the youth we serve. We have on our board a former foster youth who struggled with homelessness. We are developing a youth advisory board. We value the privacy of youth we serve, not using their pesonal information for our benefit. We don't publicly share their names and faces. All photos you see are stock or non-identifying. All names have been changed. We value treating each young adult as an individual full of potential and an involved member of their journey to success. We believe instead of offering a hand out or hand up, that they are best served by a hand to hold, walking alongside them on their path to success.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Christina Dronen

Board Chair

Jeffrey Forrest

Main address

PO Box 55683

Valencia, CA 91385 USA

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EIN

82-2879671

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Host Home Program

Finally Family Homes partners with members of the community who are willing to open a spare room to provide immediate transitional housing for aging out foster youth. This program includes wrap-around services, requiring participation in life skills, financial, and workforce development. It also offers our Family Care Program to provide for essential basic needs and celebrate important milestones.

Population(s) Served

College aged foster youth learn construction skills while working towards building to own a tiny home on wheels. Life Skills program participation required, Host Homes and Family Care offered for warp around services.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive children
Homeless people
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive children
Homeless people
Adolescents
Young adults

We care like a family would. We send birthday cards, gifts, and cake on their birthdays. We celebrate their graduations and holidays with gifts and parties. We're there when they run out of gas, food, and toiletries to help them get their needs met.

Population(s) Served

We provide life success skills including building and keeping a budget, finding and keeping a job, communication skills, resiliency, and independent living skills. Each young adult has a coach to walk alongside them as they work through the curriculum. We also support and connect youth to pathways of advancing their education.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Foster and adoptive children
At-risk youth
Young adults
Foster and adoptive children
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2022

Employees of the City of Santa Clarita

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Finally Family Homes

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeffrey Forrest

Hilton Foundation

Term: 2019 -

Eugenie Ooi

Armanino

Jun Shim

Hermance Law

Kelvin Driscoll

LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell

Eric Dronen

Flutter Entertainment

Marla Foster

Steven Mejia

ICL Academy

Jill Friedman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/13/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.