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Lesley is a dedicated Therapist in the Mental Health Program at David & Margaret Youth and Family Services

Get to know Brenda Evans, Foster Care Social Worker. After an unexpected life change, Brenda decided to go back to school to study sociology and

This Foster Care Month we highlight Ana, the Recruiter/Trainer in the Foster Care and Adoption Agency!

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.

Nicole shares her thoughts and experience regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As an APU student who was set to graduate this month, she offers a unique perspective that

Like most schools across the globe, students and teachers from JMS are practicing distance learning during the safer-at-home order. Faculty and staff at JMS have had to get creative in recent weeks when offering support to their students.

COVID-19 has led to the closure of amusement parks, schools, parks, and other activities that allow us to explore and spend time with our families. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to bring these activities to our homes in order to allow us entertainment and help the time we spend at our homes pass by. What makes things even more difficult is that this time of staying home is also a time that we have to spend away from other people. Having to isolate is difficult, but we are able to find ways to entertain ourselves as the social distancing order is still in place. Below we share 5 creative, yet simple ways to make a child’s life in quarantine a little more festive.

Like with most industries right now, methods of service delivery have changed; new policies have been put into place to ensure children and families can still access the social workers they depend on as well as other crucial services. This means, to keep countless families safe, many social workers are now telecommuting when it is appropriate.

The youth and families served by David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (D&M) were already living with trauma and loss when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. They, like all of us, must now face the added stresses of COVID-19 to the best of their abilities and resources. 

Change is challenging but support is available. David & Margaret's Mental Health programs offer support to youth and families

The Auto Shop received a much-needed roof repair - an opportunity provided by The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Grant awarded to David & Margaret Youth and Family Services.

David & Margaret welcomes Julie Asuncion as the newest member of the David & Margaret Board of Directors!

The COMPASS Point Drop-in Center opening date nears, and the first Stakeholder meeting was held last week. Despite the Safer at Home order, passionate members of the community were able to join together from the safety of their own homes as they share ideas and learn more about David & Margaret Youth and Family Services

March is a month dedicated to honoring Women’s History. Nicole Parades, David & Margaret intern, writes about the lives of influential women in pop culture with a history of foster care. 

COVID-19 update with Wayne Wolcott

David & Margaret responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

Psychology major at APU, Nicole shares about finding her passion for Social Work.

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."

Announcing recent changes at David & Margaret

Celebrating Black History month includes remembering and honoring those that have helped and continue to make an impact in our society.

If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services is pleased to share that we will be welcoming four AmeriCorps VISTA members to our campus this spring, and we will be supporting Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services as they welcome three AmeriCorps VISTA Members. David & Margaret and Ettie Lee are actively recruiting members for service. Please share these opportunities with those that may be interested.

Khyra’s 6-month internship in the Foster Care and Adoption Agency at David & Margaret has come to an end. She was a wonderful addition to the team and was always willing to do what it took to get the job done! She is on track to finish her Masters in Social Work by the end of this year and we wish her the absolute best.

Patricia brings her life long passion for helping at-risk youth and families and her educational expertise to the David & Margaret Board of Directors. She is someone others can always rely on during difficult times and is a guiding light for many.

China has adopted out a quarter of a million children in the last few decades. Nearly one-third of these children were adopted by Americans.

Inland Empire United Way and University of La Verne, champions of the MLK Service Day 2020!

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!

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.

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.”

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    140

  • Volunteer Hours

    223

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    40

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