COMPASS Programs make up the
various programs available at David & Margaret dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for youth facing diverse obstacles as they transition into adulthood through a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness.
These programs include:
- Permanent Supportive Housing Program
- Transitional Housing Program
- Youth Workforce Training Program
- Compass Point Drop-in Center
COMPASS stands for:
Creating Opportunity and Making Personal Advancements to Self-Sufficiency.
Each program is hand-tailored to meet the individual needs of each youth, focusing not only on their basic needs but forming the skills they need to become independent adults.
For youth in foster care, the abrupt transition into adulthood can be detrimental. The second these young adults “age out” they are expected to navigate through society; successfully and independently. Statistically speaking, and from the data we’ve collected in our own experience, this requirement proves to be an impossible task for most former foster youth.
This is through no fault of their own. These young people have not been equipped with the proper tools, knowledge, and resources to successfully transition into adulthood. Yes, these youth need to have their basic needs met through housing, food, and clothing; they also need life-skills training, career and employment support, and linkages to resources to truly be ready for life on their own.
For Additional Information, please contact
Marissa Scholefield, COMPASS Director
We are COMPASS
COMPASS Point Drop-In Center hosted a Mental Wellness Virtual Information Session for Transitional Age Youth in our community earlier this month. With the stay-at-home orders and increasing virus spread it is more important than ever to know where to find resources to help support your mental wellness during this challenging time.
David and Margaret’s Compass Point Drop-in Center for Transitional Age Youth hosted it’s first Preview Day and Resource Fair. It was a successful event with about 54 guests in attendance.
Miles came to the D&M Transitional Housing Program (THP) in March of 2019. He was eager to make changes in his life but really didn’t know where to start or who could help him.
COVID-19 update with Wayne Wolcott
Get to know Wayne Wolcott, Transitional Housing Program Supervisor & passionate advocate for youth and young adults with a history of foster care!
Meet Luis! COMPASS Programs participant.
Jazmin faced many obstacles in her short life. It wasn't until she received support from a caring adult and COMPASS Programs she was able to make positive changes in her life.
Maria was born into the foster system, living with a variety of foster families and attending many schools. “My experience? It was good, all my social workers were nice, friendly...
Meet 19-year-old Luis Torres and you can feel energy radiating from him like heat. He seems excited about pretty much everything, even leaving his apartment at 5 a.m. to get to his new job at the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps in Pomona.
The Henry Kuns Award recognizes a youth aging out of foster care for their accomplishments on the path to independent living. This is the inaugural year of the Henry Kuns Award, and we are thrilled that Karina Barrios is the first recipient.