COMPASS Programs Donation Tiers
COMPASS Program’s mission is to increase resources and opportunities for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) facing diverse obstacles as they transition into adulthood through a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness. Your donation directly impacts the lives of the TAY we serve, fulfilling their immediate needs and building their futures. With a range of options from $25 to $2,000, your donation can provide two weeks of food for an individual, provide supplies for events that boost engagement in the program, prevent homelessness, and fund their educational and employment aspirations.
COMPASS Programs developed these donation tiers to ensure transparency about how your donation makes a difference. If you have any questions or concerns, please email COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org.
For more information, contact: COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org
While National Adoption Month is a time of celebration for many families, it can be a time of grief and loss for the young adults who spent the most time in foster care, never getting adopted into a forever family. Although adoption may be nearly impossible, these young adults deserve permanency, stability, and support while they transition out of state services into independent adulthood.
Having a strong sense of cultural identity is an important contributor to an individual’s wellbeing. Youth with stronger cultural identities experience lower rates of anxiety, depression, and isolation, as culture can provide a sense of belonging, access to social networks, and support from a community with shared aspirations and values.
Last month on September 30th, COMPASS Programs held another quarterly resource fair where community partners come together to inform each other of the services and resources available to the young adults in the COMPASS Program. Each quarter focuses on one of the four aspects of wellness: Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, and Social. This time around, the theme centered around Social Wellness, featuring two community colleges, a local boba shop, a wellness center for Transitional Age Youth (TAY), and the La Verne Heritage Foundation.
While young adults with a history of foster care earn high school diplomas at similar rates to non-foster peers, less than 2% go on to earn a post-secondary degree compared to 22% of the general population. In the past decade since the introduction of Extended Foster Care, a concerted effort has been made to increase post-secondary degree attainment for transitional age youth.