About - Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services

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Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services (NALCS) was established in Los Angeles, California on December 12, 1994 as a Bilingual (English/Spanish). It was created to serve children with a full range of services and therapeutic family-based treatment, especially those Latino children in Southern California, who have developmental difficulties and/or who have been the victims of physical abuse, neglect, abandonment or sexual abuse.
Since its inception, NALCS has been able to honor its non-profit status with management excellence, professional best practices and our ongoing resolution to keep building bridges to children and families’ success through a continuous quality improvement process.
At NALCS, we believe that integrity, honesty, loyalty and respect are meant to guide and impel us to communicate, interact, and work in partnership with our foster/adoptive parents, our employees, those organizations that share our mission, and all any other involved parties.
The Council on Accreditation, COA, fully accredited our foster care program on October 14, 2004 which makes NALCS an organization that validates its commitment to excellence with credibility, integrity and achievement.
NALCS is a proud member of the Foster Family based Treatment Association, FFTA, CAAA, AdoptUsKids and California Alliance for children & Families.

  • Foster Care
  • Adoptions
  • Mental Health
  • Unaccompanied Children
  • Intensive Services Foster Care
  • Independent Living Program

Our Story

Nuevo Amanecer means New Sunrise.

The purpose of NALCS is to create different programs that will provide children, especially Latino children, with a full range of educational and family-based treatment services such as prevention, foster care, intensive care, mental health services, independent living, shelter care, services to unaccompanied children and family preservation, among others. In addition these services are structured within specific programs.

Nuevo Amanecer Latino Foster Family Agency (“NALFFA”) is an effective program that has been organized to provide children with therapeutic family-based treatment and with well trained and devoted resource families who want to provide children with nurturance, safety, understanding, and support, medical, dental, psychological, academic, and psychological referrals; with a warm and stable environment within their homes. The staff and the resource parents work together as a strong team providing consistent foster care, family warmth, and the appropriate treatment for the children and their biological families.

Our Mission


Our Goal

Nuevo Amanecer Latino’s mission is to provide children and parents with the best educational and treatment family-based treatment services while improving the children’s quality of life. It’ is demonstrated by:

  1. Providing the best safe and loving home environment for children.
  2. Developing Needs and Services Plans Tailored according to children and family needs.
  3. Recruiting, training and certifying quality treatment foster parents.
  4. Advocating for the best opportunities that promote quality cooperation through partnership.
  5. Promoting a team-work culture to focus on social work and parents strengths and commitment.
  6. Providing quality training, tools and resources, among others.