Reverend Ralph E. Butler founded Guardians of Love Foster Family Agency (GOLFFA) in 1997. This calling to establish a non-profit agency providing services to children in need of foster family home placement was the result of an unwavering commitment to children, their families and the communities in which they reside. Since the inception of GOLFFA, the Agency has served nearly 5000 children by providing safe, nurturing, therapeutic certified resource family homes where children continue to receive protection from abuse, maltreatment, economic exploitation, malnutrition and/or any form of unsafe environment.
Encompassing Reverend Butler’s vision for GOLFFA, the Agency expanded to serve children and families not only in Los Angeles County, but Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well. Additionally, the Agency became a full-service adoption agency in 2009, joined and leads a mentoring network, expanded by opened a training office in West Covina in 2011 and now, has established an annual scholarship fund to assist youth with furthering their education.