As a Registered Nurse, Janiese Finney, grew weary of observing the continuous cycle that resulted from the lack of consistent care that is faced by foster children in Los Angeles, California. Children often remained in hospitals for extended periods after receiving treatment – waiting to be placed in homes that were unable to attend to their sensitive physical, social, and mental health needs. Those that were placed often returned to the hospital in need of repeat care. The children’s lack of continuity of care often stunted their progress.
Loving Hands Children’s Home is dedicated to providing solutions to combat negative statistics while providing the possibility of brighter futures for our children.
Loving Hands Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization which offers a loving home, living accommodations and care services for medically fragile & displaced children within a nurturing, safe and loving home setting. Our facility provides care for the infant, toddler and young child population from birth to 13 years old while they await adoption and transition to a loving forever home. We offer a fully certified staff and a wide variety of care services and stimulating activities.
Children in our care attend public schools, play sports, participate in after school activities, have chores, and hang out with friends – just like other children their age. We encourage accountability and responsibility through community service and other projects to build confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.
Loving Hands Children’s Home employs animal therapy via Emotional Support Pets as a means of improving social, emotional and cognitive functioning as studies have shown that care givers who work in conjunction with animals have been perceived as less threatening and able to bond and increase rapport between patient and care giver. We also take great pride in and can’t wait to expand our Edible Forest which applies the principles of ecology to mimic a forest ecosystem that provides a sustainable system offering food, fun, treats and delicious healthy goodness. We are combating global issues while enlightening and empowering our youth. Our edible forest offers practicality & teaches us how to live interdependently without exhausting our resources.