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Setting the Gold Standard in Special Education

Representatives from the California Department of Education and Los Angeles Unified School District said they were “blown away” by the quality of distance education that Wayfinder is providing to students in its Special Education School during the pandemic. Our school enrolls children and youth, ages 5 to 22, who are visually impaired or have moderate-to-severe…

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Wayfinder Moments with Miki Jordan: Our Chief Executive Officer reflects on the past year

It has been over one year since the beginning of the pandemic that has challenged us all. With your help, Wayfinder never stopped going the extra mile to ensure that children and families have what they need to make it through these trying times. In the midst of stress and difficulty, I am so grateful…

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Bertha Preciado is a Wayfinder Meet Bertha Preciado, Early Intervention Specialist

How do you bring Wayfinder Family Services’ mission to life? In Early Intervention, we are working with families that are still coming to terms with what their child is going through. We are being empathetic, understanding and optimistic. I like to build a friendship with the family. We have a professional relationship, but families will…

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Leave Your Wayfinder Legacy – Four reasons to consider including Wayfinder in your estate plans

Since 1953, Wayfinder Family Services has stepped up and stood in the gap so that children and families can thrive. Here are our top four reasons to consider including Wayfinder Family Services in your estate plans. 1. Your gift will have significant impact Planned gifts offer Wayfinder sustained, long-term financial support so that we can…

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Join the Impact Council Today

Change the future, with us. The Wayfinder Impact Council is now accepting applications for new members. This special group of volunteers gives their time, energy and talents to raise awareness and funds for Wayfinder. COVID-19 has changed the way we all do business and in-person events may not be possible for some time. Virtual meetings…

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Drue Banister is a Wayfinder

Meet a vision specialist from our Blind Babies Foundation program How do you bring Wayfinder Family Services’ mission to life? Early language is difficult for children who have visual impairments, motor impairments that keep them from using sign language, or cognitive impairments. In object communication, we give them an object to touch, like a spoon…

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Create Your Own Legacy

Making a difference is important to you. Charitable giving is an important part of your life and your values. Like many people, you want to leave a meaningful legacy. You can do this by ensuring that Wayfinder’s impact on those who need us most will continue for generations to come. In addition to supporting Wayfinder…

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Holiday 2020 – Q&A with Miki Jordan Wayfinder Family Services Chief Executive Officer

What effect has COVID-19 had on Wayfinder’s children, youth and adults? Wayfinder’s clients are among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 public health and economic crises because they are the most vulnerable and fall into at least one risk group: Low-wage earners: 90% of our clients live in low-income ZIP codes. Children, youth and adults…

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