Meet Karina Barrios, one of the many transitional age youth in our Transitional Living Programs who have found the resources they need to work toward an independent, fulfilling life.
“I was in a group home in Pasadena for two years. Once I turned 18, I interviewed for the David & Margaret Transitional Housing Program. I have freedom and independence, but also have a sense of support. They help me take care of my son and [take care of] my needs as well. As I move forward, I hope to become a therapist and help at-risk youth, and be the mom my son can look up to.” – Karina Barrios
David & Margaret is one of the leading regional providers of services and programs for youth, like Karina, who are transitioning out of foster care and into independent living. Some of the services provided include:
- Case management
- Life skills workshops, such as money management, cooking and more
- Social events such as group breakfasts, outings to museums, etc.
- Vocational training
- Individual mental health services
For more information
Talk to your county social worker, or come to one of our orientations held every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Transitional Living Programs Department, Whitney Building, First Floor.
What are my options? if I have an open case? Closed case? You must have an open case with your county. If your case is closed, click here for assistance.
How do I apply? Here are the applications:
For more info about Transitional Living Programs for youth aging out of foster care, please reach out to:
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