Mission Statement:

In the heart of San Dimas, The Thaddeus Foundation is a charity organization that has been aiding the local community since 1975.  Our mission is to inspire HOPE and growth in youth and women in need.

The Thaddeus Foundation has two main goals:

  • To stop the downward spiral of at-risk and foster youth. We want to reach struggling youth before they be-come pregnant, homeless, or get involved with drugs and alcohol. By providing them with valuable life, college and career development skills, they will be able to reverse their downward spiral so they can become our future leaders.

  • To empower, guide, and support women and their families. We want to give teen mothers, single mothers, mothers of children with special needs, and mothers that are just in need the knowledge, confidence, and the opportunity, to provide a better life for the next generation.

Current Activity:

Our focus is to bring hope and growth locally to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. In 2014, we began offering programs and services to youth and women in need and we currently have two centers to improve the lives of youth and women.

Teen Center

The Teen Center offers programs and services to youth in need. Our goal is to reach youth in all different stages such as: foster youth, homeless youth, teen moms, pregnant teens, at-risk youth and youth that are at-risk of being at-risk aka latch key kids. We want to show them we believe in them and are here to support them in every way possible, because they are our future! We offer counseling, life coaching, and a multitude of different life, college and career development classes and workshops, all geared towards assisting the next generation in becoming the healthy, strong, and empowered men and women that God created them to be, and to be our future leaders!

Our college and career development services include, but are not limited to the following: college planning, strength & aptitude testing, digital literacy, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook workshops, resume/interviewing workshops, as well as workforce training for teens. The Teen Center also has programs and services specifically for life development, such as our mentoring programs, life coaching, support groups, counseling, and our Ready Set Wait program dealing with teen relationships.  We also have workshops such as personal finance for teens, healthy habits = healthy you, teen leadership, stress management, teen violence prevention, and Teen Life 101.  We are starting the process to open a Teen Shelter, to provide short term (emergency) and long term housing for our homeless, foster and at-risk youth!!  We need your help to make this happen!

Homework Hotspot

As part of our Teen Center, we have the Homework Hotspot which is an after-school program that is designed for middle school and high school students to receive FREE group tutoring and homework help, as well private tutoring sessions at a low cost for students that need tutoring in a one-on-one format.

One aspect to our program that sets itself apart from other tutoring services is the intentional emphasis that we place on the interactions between students and our tutors. In addition to the standards of providing quality homework assistance, the Homework Hotspot aims to recruit tutors that can serve as role models for the youth that we work with. Academic success certainly is a significant priority, but we at the Homework Hotspot also consider character development to be an equally important area of growth in order to better prepare the youth we aid for future life experiences. To facilitate these opportunities of relationship building, the Homework Hotspot has a mentoring component where we match students with mentors who they meet with on a weekly basis. The Homework Hotspot also has an enrichment component where we offer other activities to students to develop them in different areas such as drama, photography, graphic design, and more.

Our goal is to encourage a balance of academics and recreational fun in order to deliver a well-balanced after-school program that encourages wholesome development of each and every student here at the Homework Hotspot.  We currently serve over 100 different students and are on the campuses of 2 different schools. With your help we will be expanding to 4 more schools before the school year is out, and we will be serving an additional 200 students!!

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center offers programs and services to women in need.  Our goal is to help single moms, moms of children with special needs, retired moms, teen moms, disabled moms and moms that are just struggling, by providing much needed life and career skill development. When we are able to assist a woman in developing new skills it affects her entire family.  Her children see her learning, growing, and working hard and it inspires them to do the same thing, which in turns changes their future.  So by helping women learn new skills and become healthier, stronger, and more empowered to be the women God created them to be, we are able to stop the cycle of her children falling into the same habits and traps that have kept them stuck.  We have then affected the entire next generation, which is so exciting to see and be a part of!

We serve women in many different walks of life through our life and career development programs, whether it is a single mom on welfare that needs to learn new skills so she can get a well-paying job, or a teen mom that doesn’t think she can go to college now, or a woman who has the heart of an entrepreneur and wants to open her own business. We have services that address each of the different needs our clients have, including counseling and life coaching.  For career development they include, but are not limited to the following: strength & aptitude testing, digital literacy, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook workshops, resume/interviewing workshops, as well as workforce training programs. For life development they include, but are not limited to the following: life coaching, support groups, counseling, personal finance, healthy habits = healthy you, stress management, relationship and parenting workshops, as well as our mentoring program.  We currently serve over 80 different women in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond, that means well over 160+ lives are being changed!