Dangerfield Foster Family Agency
43845 10th. Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: 661-265-1100 EXT 227
Hours of OperationMonday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
The Dangerfield Institute of Urban Problems (DIUP) opened the doors of the Foster Family Agency (FFA) in Los Angeles in October 1994. As of December 2018 DIUP has welcomed their second FFA location in Lancaster, California. This program was formed to recruit quality, and dedicated individuals to provide safe harbors in the community for abused children ranging in the age of newborn to 18 years old, and even Non-Minor Dependents (NMD) up to age 21. Whether placing a single child, or a set of siblings, the FFA's goal is to place these children in a safe and nurturing environment.
There is ongoing training and support such as pre-approval RFA training, monthly post approval trainings and CPR and First Aid certification for the resource families. These tools are put into place so that abused children can have an alternative home away from endangerment and unhealthy situations because unfortunately, their birth parents are unable to provide proper care.
Dangerfield Foster Family Agency is concerned about each child's present and future; that is why we desire to help foster children reach their maximum potential in every step of their lives. In addition, there are continuous specialized services and community collaborations for at-risk youth once Resource Family Approval is completed.
Our mission is to provide compassionate, culturally relevant services to empower our foster youth. Dangerfield Institute of Urban Problems has two goals:
1. The first goal is to provide services that enable all foster youth to reach their maximum emotional, social, educational, and developmental potential.
2. Our second goal is to instill the necessary empowerment tools to families through positive professional parental role models and provide extensive counseling, therapy, and parenting education.