Tonya Torosian – Promises 2 Kids
January 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Creating a brighter future for foster children.
Promises2Kids is a leading nonprofit organization originally founded 40 years ago as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has responded to the needs of foster children and provided support to children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy, and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, and Foster Funds.
In the early nineties, the organization raised $12 million to build the A. B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. Prior to the opening of the Polinsky Children’s Center, the Hillcrest Receiving Home was the only emergency shelter for children in San Diego County. It was overcrowded and did not adequately meet the needs of abused and neglected children. The Polinsky Children’s Center was designed as an emergency shelter to better care for these children in need of a loving and nurturing place to heal.