Program & Services

Renew Hope. Inspire Change.

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services was founded as orphanage over a century ago. Today we serve over 1,000 at-risk youth annually. Our residential program specializes in caring for at-risk girls ages 11-19. We accomplish our mission through several unique programs and services.


Foster Care and Adoption

David & Margaret’s Foster Care and Adoption program’s goal is to provide short or long term care for children and youth who do not have families or have been removed from their families due to neglect, abuse, or other reasons. We seek to provide short or long term care by returning the child to their families, foster care, or adoption.



Learning Enhancement Center (LEC)

The LEC has helped hundreds of people turn their learning disabilities into abilities by training the brain to accurately and effectively absorb information, process it, and respond appropriately.


Transitional Age Youth Housing Programs

Our transition age youth housing programs provide current/former foster and probation placement youth with programs and services including counseling, life skills and vocational training, a resource center, and subsidized supportive housing. Our goal is to empower and support youth in making a healthy transition into successful adulthood.



Joan Macy School

JMS is a certified non-public school recognized by the California Department of Education to provide special education, behavior intervention, counseling, and guidance. JMS also provides language and speech development in accordance with each student's individualized educational plan.