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Endorsement by LA County Recruitment Administrator Sari Grant

Sari Grant has overseen implementation of the Kidsave Family Visit Model in Los Angeles.  Branded Weekend Miracles in LA, Kidsave and LA County collaborate to operate the program.  Hear what Sari has to say about the program.

Endorsement by LA County DCFS Supervisor Dr. Edwina Lewis

As a strong advocate for the program, Edwina has taken on the role of assisting with approving host family assessments in order to move more families through the process more quickly.

Endorsement by LA County DCFS Social Worker Terri Murphy

Terri goes the extra mile to share the benefits of the Weekend Miracles program with the foster youth she works with.  She is always ready and willing to drive her kids to Kidsave’s monthly advocacy events.

Endorsement by LA County DCFS Adoption Social Worker Fawnda Sandoval

Fawnda has been involved with Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles program since 2008 and goes above and beyond in sharing the benefits of the program with many of the youth she works with.

Endorsement by LA County DCFS Social Worker Christina Delight

Christina refers youth to the Weekend Miracles program and also encourages youth on her case load to get involved in the program. Additionally, Christina assesses host families for participation in the program.

Kidsave Family Steven and Marcos

Steven and his son Marcos met at a Weekend Miracles event in April 2014.  They officially became a family in November 2015.  As Ambassadors for the program, you will often find Steven and Marcos volunteering at the monthly advocacy events and participating in panel discussions sharing their experience with the program.  They are an amazing father and son team!

Kidsave Host Margaret Inglis

Margaret is a Weekend Miracles host family to Avianna and an enthusiastic advocate of the program.  They were matched in December 2015.

Kidsave Family Adam and Debbie

Adam and Debbie met Jennifer at a Weekend Miracles event and are in the process of adopting her.

Kidsave Host and Volunteer Susan

Susan, a former Kidsave host, continues to be connected to two Kidsave kids who are now in their twenties.  Additionally, as a volunteer she is always ready and willing to drive Kidsave kids to events!

Endorsement by DCFS Recruiter Jacqueline Rosner

Jacqueline enthusiastically reaches out to her fellow DCFS recruiters to refer youth to the program.  She consults with Kidsave to determine whether a youth is a good candidate for the program, and is often the first person who tells the youth about the program’s benefits.  Jacqueline is also responsible for assessing Kidsave families for participation. Jacqueline has been a part of the team since 2009.

Endorsement by DCFS Tiffany Collins and Bryan Miller

Tiffany advocates to get kids who need permanent connections involved in Weekend Miracles, supporting the program since its inception.

Bryan has been involved with the Weekend Miracles program since 2007.  He has managed, supervised, and has been an integral member of the team’s efforts to improve protocols and procedures.


The Kidsave Model

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Kidsave events have given my youth opportunities to seek supports within the community. The Kidsave hosts who have connected with my teens have provided support to teens who feel they have very little.

Fawnda Sandoval, Child Social Worker III

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Adoption and Permanency Resource Division

Kidsave Weekend Miracles brings in a whole group of adults who weren’t ready to foster or adopt but want to make a difference in a child’s lives…
There are a slew of families interested in making a difference.

Sari Grant

Los Angeles County Recruitment Administrator

Eight years into hosting I can truly say Tawanesha is my family. The Kidsave experience has changed both of our lives for the better. Watching Tawanesha persevere through obstacles has been the most fulfilling experience ever.

Jesseca Ryan

Kidsave Host

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