Batman actor Christian Bale begins construction on 12 foster homes for children

A passion project of actor Christian Bale has begun construction, which will build 12 new foster homes aiming to keep siblings together.

The actor, perhaps best known for playing Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy, was in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony in Antelope Valley, which is located less than 100 miles from Los Angeles. In addition to these 12 foster homes, two studio apartments and a 7,000-square-foot community center will also be constructed, with construction set to be finished sometime next year.

“With our Together California model, [the village] is something absolutely new, totally transformative and something completely needed,” Bale said. “Imagine the absolute pain and the trauma of losing your parents or being torn from your parents, and then losing your brothers and sisters on top of that, that’s no way to treat kids. And
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