Penny Lane Centers

Contact Information

10526 Dubnoff Way
North Hollywood, CA 91606
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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Mission & Values

We empower hopes and dreams. Our values are commitment, community and collaboration. We welcome all clients regardless of gender, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.


We’re Penny Lane Centers. Our dedicated staff works with clients, professionals, community partners and government agencies to transform the lives of thousands of children, youth and families each year. We offer a continuum of programs in a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County. We choose to lead with a heart centered culture, to be innovative and to be open as this is at the core of who we are. We understand that kids, families, staff and community all basically want the same thing. Everyone desires the feeling of belonging and connection—a sense of purpose that is recognized and valued by others. We humbly welcome everyone to our circle and embrace, empower, and protect those in need.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Many do not realize the need for new resource families in California. The number of foster kids outnumber the foster families who can provide short or long-term care. Foster advocates work hard to find places for these children, but it is not easy.

The latest 2021 report from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report in California says there are:

  • 47,871 kids in California's foster care system
  • 22,892 who entered foster care
  • 15,386 foster kids awaiting adoption
  • California foster kids across all ages, with a median of 8 years
  • 33% whose foster child case plans include adoption

A child's median time in the California foster care system is over a year at 16.8 months. 13% spend 3-4 years in foster care.

California needs foster parents to take in multiple children if they have the time and energy to care for them. Sibling groups often need care, and it is essential to support these family bonds. In California, it is challenging to find homes for teenagers, though they need stable environments and reliable adults to support them.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.1 / 5
Rating breakdown
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Ana Hernandez
Apr 29, 2021

In the late 1990s I went to the school help me a lot now I’m glad that they turn it into a faster homes for those who needs it!!

Rating: 4

Alejandro Thatcher
May 16, 2019

That building used to be a private school name Dubnoff Center I was there as a kid wen I try to revisit after over 25 years they told me every staff that I know was gone and that a new company named Penny Lane was taking over the building.

Rating: 1

fa B
Jan 28, 2019

Some of the homeless here are just very disrespectful to the community. They need to really help them besides giving them food and shelter. They need more than that.

Rating: 2

Stacy Reardon
Nov 03, 2018

To the reviews citing bad teachers and abuse to kids: huh? This is an FFA - a Foster Family Agency. They work to help people become foster parents and/or adopt kids. It’s not a school for children.

Rating: 5

Karmen Rivera
Oct 07, 2012

Very bad teachers and staff seen lots of abuse to students no clean bathrooms...

Rating: 2