October 2018
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October 6th - 1st Saturday!

We were lucky to spend our Saturday with such a great group of people.
We had a few special guests - Lily Collins, Fatima, Rachel, Gina, Allison and Jae.

Lily and Fatima shared self care tips and essential oils with the young ladies while the young men had a workshop on cooking, employment opportunities and a chance to get their food handlers cards.

We had a fun afternoon with old friends and new!

And LeMar outdid himself making fresh homemade pasta. Thanks to the entire cooking team for a fabulous lunch!
Council Training
Special thanks to the Center for Council and the Social Justice Council Project, Stepping Forward LA's staff, Advisory Council and key volunteers are participating in Council training. We had our first round of training in September and finish up our training this month. We had an amazing day of sharing, learning and laughing!
Thanks to the Angell Foundation for their contribution making it all possible!
Upcoming Events
Tea Party for Stepping Forward LA
Sunday, November 4th 2018
Home of Errol Spiro and Lisa Stern
Brentwood, CA 90049
To RSVP or learn more, please contact Beth at
beth@steppingforwardla.org or (310) 270-3466.
Grants and Donations

A special thanks to the Foundations and Individuals that have recently donated to Stepping Forward LA. We appreciate your support of the work we do!

GO Campaign
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
The Ziering Foundation

Vista del Mar Child and Family Services

Linda Blauner
Kim Bokolvsky **
Dora Fourcade *
Jennifer Freed
Sally Fullman
Susan Geiger
Marie Giusti
Gary Glass
Rob and Gaby Greenberg
Nancy Gurney
Jennifer and Tim Hart*
Marla Kantor
Jeffrey Kirshner
Janet Lonner
Dale Miller*
Meredith Miskovich
Dana Sigoloff*
Pat Sinclair
Errol Spiro*
Harriet Zaretsky
Bruce and Diane Zewe
Rosanne Ziering

* indicates donor is also on the Advisory Council
** indicates donor is a monthly donor
We are always in need of gift cards that we can give to the young adults for their birthdays or major celebrations. If you, or someone you know, would like to donate, feel free to click on the donate page button below or contact Beth Ryan, our Executive Director.

  • In November, we will be celebrating a special Thanksgiving with current and former foster youth. We would love to give them a special gift showing our gratitude for allowing us in their lives. Your donation will allow us to buy each of them a special token of our appreciation.
  • Gift Cards for Birthdays, Celebrations and Christmas of Former Foster Youth ($25 or $50 Visa Cards are preferred)
Beth Ryan | Stepping Forward LA | (310) 270-3466 | Email | Website