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an agency built on love

ALL ABOUT GUARDIANS

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SEEING A NEED FOR CHANGE 

How Guardians of Love began

OUR ORIGIN STORY

After retiring from the LAUSD, Rev. Butler founded Guardians of Love to continue his advocacy for foster youth. Rev. Butler vowed to change the way all children experienced the foster care system. His vision to enable all children to reach their maximum emotional, social, educational and developmental potential is still the cornerstone of our corporate values. As a result of Rev. Butler’s vision and foresight, Guardians of Love has served more than 4,700 foster youth.

our plans for the future

We're here to help kids

OUR VISION IS CLEAR

The vision of the Guardians of Love is to enable all children to reach their maximum emotional, social, educational and developmental potential. We support our vision by providing a comprehensive program that addresses their needs, wants and strengths through exposure that will enhance their wants and provoke internal desire. 

Guardians of Love’s vision encompasses the family to provide generational solutions to perpetual cycles prevalent in our communities that lead to detainment and hinder family reunification.

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Our Vision
 
 
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“our mission is to provide community-based, family services rooted in humanity, dignity

and most importantly love.”

Kinikki Fullerwood

Chief Executive Officer

the value we bring to the community

Why we do what we do

OUR MISSION statement

The purpose of our program is to provide culturally relevant, community-based services to children and families that  preserve the family, prepare foster youth for successful emancipation, provide treatment, foster care and strengthen the community through services. 

 

 

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Break the Cycle

BREAK the repetitive

family CYCLES

Eliminate the family issues that lead to detainment to help decrease recidivism.

Restore the Family Dynamic

RESTORE the

family dynamic

Provide need-specific services that promote stability in the home and family reunification.

Promote Growth

PROMOTE healthy

CHILDHOOD GROWTH

Provide services that sustain children and ultimately lead to their long-term life successes.

Build Relationships

BUILD long-lasting

RELATIONSHIPS

Remain an asset in the hearts and minds of our children, families and communities.

 
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WE'VE had to EXPAND

To keep up with the demand

Encompassing Reverend Butler's vision for GOLFFA, the Agency expanded to serve children and families not only in Los Angeles County, but Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well. 

In 2009, the Agency became a full-service adoption agency, joined and leads a mentoring network, expanded by opening a training office in West Covina in 2011 and has an established annual scholarship fund to assist youth with furthering their education.

 
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RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

We are proud to be

CARF ACCREDITED

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or (CARF) is an internationally-recognized nonprofit health and human services accreditor that surveys hundreds of hospitals and residential treatment facilities to ensure that they are consistently meeting high standards of care for their patients and clients. 

Our CARF accreditation is a testament to our continued dedication to providing and maintaining high-quality programming for our 
children year after year. 

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