We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.
We commit to each child and their family for the long-term. 12+ years, no matter what.
Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend. Every caregiver in the child's life is also provided consistent support.
92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.
83% of youth earn a high school diploma or a GED.
93% of youth remain free from juvenile justice system involvement.
98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.
Friends of the Children Lane County operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.