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.
“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 repetitive
Eliminate the family issues that lead to detainment to help decrease recidivism.
Provide need-specific services that promote stability in the home and family reunification.
Provide services that sustain children and ultimately lead to their long-term life successes.
Remain an asset in the hearts and minds of our children, families and communities.
our growing service areas
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.
RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
We are proud to be
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.