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Adopt a Child: A child is waiting...find out how you can provide a loving forever home for a child in San Diego's Foster Care system. Visit www.iadoptu.org, today or call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.

Give to the CAPF Foster Fund: Each year hundreds of children leave foster care with no financial support to pursue higher education. Invest in the future of a former foster youth by supporting CAPF's scholarship program today. Visit our scholarship page online or call 858-278-4400.

Become a Mentor: Thousands of children in foster care need and deserve a loving role model to help them succeed and to reach their goals. You can be that role model by becoming a mentor for a child under the age of 18. Call 858-616-5930.

Become a Special Advocate (CASA): You can be the voice for children in the foster care system by becoming a court appointed special advocate. For more information, contact Voices for Children at 858-569-2019, or by visiting www.voices4children.org.

Help a Former Foster Youth Just In Time.
Unlike most teens, for whom leaving home is a gradual process, for foster youth turning 18, without family support, these teens must care for themselves immediately. Find out the many ways you can help with this transition, please contact Just In Time at 760-505-6647, or click on the Just In Time link at www.capfsd.org.

Help a Former Foster Youth Just In Time: Unlike most teens, for whom leaving home is a gradual process, for foster youth turning 18, without family support, these teens must care for themselves immediately. Find out the many ways you can help with this transition, please contact Just In Time at 760-505-6647, or click on the Just In Time link at www.capfsd.org.

Become a Foster Parent:
Foster parents can provide the love and stability for many children needing a safe temporary home. Find out how you can become a forever friend of a foster child by contacting 1-877-729-kids.

Donate to a Child:
Your contribution of cash and other items can help dreams come true for thousands of San Diego's children living in crisis. Donate online, or call 858-278-4400.

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