Welcome to the new TEAMReferralNetwork.com Your old username and password will not work. If you have not received an invitation, you will soon.

Forgot your password?

866.311.TEAM (8326)
Tamalani Barnett
Business Name:
RaisingHOPE, Inc.
Business Description:
RaisingHOPE empowers youth who are experiencing foster care through mentoring, life skills, housing navigation, and financial support.
How Business Creates Value:
RaisingHOPE creates value by serving vulnerable children. This takes the burden off of private, public and governmental entities by providing for the basic needs and activities for children in foster care and those transitioning out of the foster care. RaisingHOPE keeps children out of foster care, off the street and in school. Through life skills classes and personal relationships with caring, stable adults youth gain the tools they need in order to become independent.
How Member Creates Value:
As a child welfare attorney and adoption attorney who has also worked for Children & Family Services I understand the system inside and out. I am able to see the true needs of children and families in the child welfare system. I'm a visionary who is compassionate and tenacious both for the children and the cause generally.

Who I Am

I am passionate about helping children know they are loved in a healthy family. I am passionate about helping families get stronger and healthier so that they can stay out of the child welfare system. I'm a cheerleader for families that are working hard to reunify with their children. I'm a supporter of foster, relative and resource families that are on the front lines caring for these kids every single day. Most of all I am a champion of the children - their rights, their protections and their futures.

What I Am Looking For

I'm looking for people who are eager to learn more about the child welfare or juvenile dependency court system. I'm looking for volunteers who are willing to get involved and give of the time and money. I'm looking for donors who are interested in using their resources to change the life of a child. I'm interested in businesses that want to encourage their employees and use their name to make a difference for vulnerable children.


  • Public Speaking
  • Litigation
  • Child Welfare
  • Networking
  • Event Planning


  • Juris Doctorate; Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts Political Science; Pepperdine University
  • Bachelor of Arts Sociology; Pepperdine University
  • State Bar of California
  • Child Welfare Law Specialist, National Association of Counsel for Children


  • Family
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Game Nights
  • Problem Solving
  • Christian Faith


  • Conflict Panel Director, Children's Law Center of California
  • Foster Care Recruiter, Ventura County Children & Family Services
  • Staff Attorney, Children's Law Center of California
  • Owner/Attorney; Law Offices of Tamalani M. Barnett/Pacific Coast Attorneys
  • Adoption Attorney, FamilyBuilding, A Professional Law Corporation
  • Co-Founder & Executive Director, RaisingHOPE


  • English