How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
5 questions with Michael Miller, LMFT... "I would say one, my wife. She is able to balance the many hats that she has and does an excellent job at it. Much better than I could do in many ways."
During winter and summer months all types of blood are in short supply and you can help! David & Margaret will host a Blood Drive with The American Red Cross January 15, 2020 between 12pm-6pm.
Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment visits David & Margaret just days before they're set to perform in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade.
There are many reasons someone in your community may come to David & Margaret. Maybe they're interested in becoming a foster parent or they're a child who requires a specialized education. Whatever the reason, caring professionals provide support every step of the way!
Mark's addiction to alcohol led him down a dark path. Upon hitting rock bottom he decided to turn his life around. He has dedicated his life to supporting others and this week he completed his final semester at The University of La Verne making the Dean’s List and will be graduating in February with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Concentration Management.
The Godinez family will have a new member in the New Year when they adopt their foster son
10 exciting ways the Compass Point Drop-In Center will provide unique individualized support for all transitional aged foster youth in the surrounding communities!
Rose Parade-Bound Marching Band to Perform at David & Margaret Youth and Family Services on Monday, Dec. 30
Merry children, jolly Santa and more!
You can renew hope and inspire change for youth with a history of foster care in your community!
Volunteers help David & Margaret sparkle for the holidays
Get inside the workings of David & Margaret with our Print Newsletter! Volume 1 Issue 4
The community is invited to David & Margaret Youth and Family Services as it celebrates its Annual Holiday Open House and Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3-5 p.m.
Giving Tuesday is the Global Giving Movement which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year Giving Tuesday is on December 3, 2019.
Security Guard Santos Torres is inspired by the difference David & Margaret makes in the lives of young people.
Today, the need for foster/resource families is even greater than it has been in the past.There are nearly 450,000 children in foster care in the United States and the numbers continue to grow. It is easy to assume this problem doesn’t affect us, but it does. There are children in need in our own community. Los Angeles County is home to 30,000 of the 50,000 children in foster care in California.
For most children in foster care (430,000 and counting), the primary goal is reunification. But in the unfortunate circumstance when reunification is no longer a viable option, a child becomes available for adoption and will need a permanent home and family.
An interview with Seth, in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month!
Adoption has always been a part of society, but until 1851there were no formal laws in place
Celebrate Adoption Month this November!
Bri went through David & Margaret's residential foster care program & the Transitional Living Program and now she works as a peer mentor offering unique support & guidance other professionals can't.
Yesterday, we had a very special visitor. Donna is a former resident of David & Margaret. She came to us with her sister in the early 1940’s, when she was only 6 years old.
Jessie Sandoval, who is known for her expertise and compassion as Employment/Education Specialist, got into social work by accident.
Local community member Nick Solis has an extensive history volunteering & supporting causes near to his heart. He and his Starbucks team have become valuable assets to David & Margaret and the families we serve.
September 15 - October 15 is recognized at Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month! It's important to recognize & honor the heritages your foster child belongs to. Recognizing the cultural differences between you and your foster child is a huge stepping stone to providing the best support to your little (or not so little) one.
Carl was a young man, working two jobs, but still he faced homelessness.
What do you most enjoy about working here? “Being able to be a part of people’s journey’s in changing their life for the better.”
Generous sponsors enabled David & Margaret to raise record funds at this year's Annual Gala
September Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This article was written to help put an end to the stigma around suicide and hopefully help educate, you, the reader.
The 12th Annual Gala, Fostering Community, was definitely a night to remember! The community truly came together; with over 175 attendees, who collectively helped raise over
Get to know Wayne Wolcott, Transitional Housing Program Supervisor & passionate advocate for youth and young adults with a history of foster care!
Joan Macy School (JMS) is a specialized, Non-Public School located on the campus of David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (D&M) in La Verne. Joan Macy School serves females and those who identify as female, whose needs and challenges may be quite complex.. Students are referred by their school districts which includes Glendora, Covina, Pomona, Walnut, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, El Monte and more.
The silent auction is happening now! All proceeds support children, youth & young adults with a history of foster care. Some items include a 4 pack of Disney Park Hopper tickets, a night at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, wi...
Only 26 and already over a decade of volunteering experience, Ruth is truly an inspiring young woman.
Having a meaningful job helps give Tabitha's life purpose.
Dave & Maggie's Cafe debuts art exhibit by youth with a history of foster care
Luis was 6 years old when he was picked up from school and placed into foster care. Through many struggles he's managed to grow into an extraordinary young man.
Joan Macy School welcomes students back for the 2019-20 school year
The youth's first field day was a great day enjoyed by D&M residents and staff! Staff and youth engaged in good old-fashioned activities like water balloon tosses, sack races, sponge competitions, ring toss, bubble stations and more!
Starting this month, the walls at Dave and Maggie's Café will feature art by young adults who are part of the Transitional Housing Programs.
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows people to connect to their community and make it a better place. Helping out with even the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people that David & Margaret serves.
Brian Bowcock's life is a testament to his passionate devotion to helping people, especially young ones. His services go above and beyond. Whether it’s coaching little league, mentoring a foster child, serving on a community college foundation board, or simply making access to city services easier for people, he’s done it.
David, Scott, Christopher and Matthew make up a wonderful family brought together in an extraordinary way!
The Learning Enhancement Center has been turning learning disabilities into learning abilities since 1990! Helps thousands of families take control of their life!
Beverly is preparing to retire this month after 28 years with David & Margaret Youth and Family Services. Since she has been such a big part of what we do, we asked her to be our “5 Questions” interviewee for the month. Enjoy retirement, Bev – you’ve earned it, but we will really miss you!
Community Staple offering favorite brand products and providing paid internships to youth and young adults with a history of foster care.
Meet Jazmin Coronado; a bright and hard working individual. At 18 years old she was living in a car, and
5 Questions: an interview with Cristina Romero, A.M. Counselor, DUCO
Dave and Maggie's Café is excited to announce their new pastry source! We spoke with Annie, owner of Heritage Baking for the inside scoop!