Together, we can overcome COVID-19
Every day, our staff deliver nurturing and consistent care to the youth and the families who need it most.

The COVID-19 crisis has been difficult for so many, and the entire world has changed in a blink of an eye. Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is an essential service provider with foster youth currently living at our six residential facilities and with our agency’s foster families. We continue to provide mental health services to at-risk children and families who, with school closures and other community resources suspended, need us more now than ever. Our staff are working hard to continue the operations at our various residential sites by keeping our youth healthy, active, and mentally stimulated during this unprecedented time.

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6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175

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OYHFS provides essential services to the youth living at our facilities and the families we serve.
Cash Donation - Gifts of any size will make a positive impact to the youth in our care during this critical time and help cover some of the additional operating expenses we have incurred during this pandemic. Click Here to make a donation.

           Your gift could help support:
           • Protective equipment for our staff and youth
           • Hazard pay for direct care staff
           • Educational activities and games to keep the children mentally stimulated as they too stay isolated at our  
             residential facilities
Non- Cash Donations are accepted to help us take precautions against COVID-19. Should a child in our care show symptoms or have a possible exposure, our staff must be prepared to continue care for that child in isolation.

          • Face masks- N95 and Surgical
          • Hand Sanitizers (alcohol based)
          • Disinfectant Wipes (alcohol based)
          • Disposable “Bunny Suit” Coveralls
          • Disposable Hospital Gowns
          • Plastic Goggles
          • Boxed Gloves (non-latex)
          • More items available on our amazon wish list (be sure to leave a note with your name when making a purchase on   
             amazon so we can properly thank you!) amazon wish list

Put a smile on a child's face!

Just like with all children right now, this quarantine means the youth living at our residences must find ways to stay active and mentally stimulated. Please consider purchasing a game, puzzle or model kit from our wish list!

Gently used games are considered on a case-by-case bases.
For donation and delivery information, please contact
Annie Nuttall
Chief Advancement and Communications Officer
T: 323-443-3023 or
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Annie Nuttall
Chief Advancement and
Communications Officer