Christian Bale begins construction on 12 foster homes in California to house hundreds of teenagers going through a transition.

Hollywood A-lister Christian Bale’s long-term passion project appears to be finally taking shape

as the Welsh actor recently broke ground on a foster care community for youngsters in Palmdale, California.

It has taken Mr. Bale sixteen years to actually get the Together California non-profit off the ground after he was moved to assist reform the foster care system after his daughter was born in 2005.

In 2022, Together California purchased a 4.67-acre property next to McAdam Park in Palmdale, a northern Los Angeles city with over 160,000 residents.

The recent severe weather broke just in time for the ground-breaking event, which left the natural lighting and sense of the future appearing much more sunny.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted the Batman actor as saying, ‘I had the very unrealistic idea that within

one year I’d have created a miniature Sound of Music with kids singing on hills in an endlessly joyful environment.’

However, I found that it requires a tremendous amount of effort and highly dedicated individuals. It’s difficult and complex to assist children.

‘I didn’t hesitate for even a split second, even though it should have been a lot easier than it was.’

Twelve three-bedroom townhomes, each housing six children, will make up the ‘village,’ which will provide innovative

care intended to keep foster siblings together. A properly trained foster parent working full-time will offer support and care.

Studio flats will be made available as transitional accommodation for children aging out of foster care or as short-term lodging for

visiting relatives. As part of the redevelopment, a 7,000-square-foot community center will provide engaging services and programming.

Imagine the excruciating suffering and anguish of losing your parents or being separated from them, and then adding

the loss of your siblings to it. That’s not how we treat children, so we’ll serve as the center for that,’ Bale declared.

‘I hope that people, especially Californians and Angelenos, will come join us in opening our eyes to what’s happening right under our noses.

I hope that this village will be the first of many.’ These are our kids, and we have to look out for our kids.

Bale clarified that the actor’s initial awareness of the difficulties within California’s foster care system came from the birth of his daughter Luka with his wife Sibi.

The state has the highest rate of foster children in the country, and frequently, siblings enter the system and are unable to grow up together.

He added that his father, an environmental activist who frequently moved the family around and collaborated with organizations like the Humane Society

of the United States and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, had an influence on him. David Bale was a philanthropist, and Christian recalled that there were frequently homeless people sleeping at the family house.

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