A Look Back at 2017

2017 was an exciting year for Wayfinder, with a number of things to celebrate.

Here are some of our highlights:

  • More than 1 million hours of critical services provided
  • 94% of our students with a single disability met their individual goals
  • Merged with Concept 7 and expended into foster family and adoption services
  • 31% increase in number of children, youth and families served
  • 94% services satisfaction rate for all programs
  • 86 cents of every dollar raised was spent on direct services


Who We Served

92% of those we served in 2017 were considered low-income. Here is the breakdown of who we served:

45% Latino
26% African American
17% Caucasian
3% Asian
9% Other
43% Ages 0-5
22% Ages 6-12
21% Ages 13-17
14% Ages 18+


Repeating Excellence

Wayfinder was reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation in November 2017! We obtained our original accreditation in 2014. Reviewers return every three years to scrutinize policies, practices and procedures and conduct interviews with clients, staff and board members. They were so impressed with the “depth of excellence” they found during their recent review that our reaccreditation was expedited! Of our team, they said, “Staff understand not only the whole child, but also the whole family and the needs of the family, exceeding the expectations and limitations to make the impossible, possible.” Wayfinder is one of only nine nonprofits in Los Angeles and 149 in California to achieve this status. Accreditation means that Wayfinder Family Services has exemplary fiscal, operations and program management.


January 1, 2018