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COMPASS Programs

Creating Opportunities and Making Personal Advancements to Self Sufficiency 

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:

COMPASS stands for:
Creating Opportunities 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 

COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org 
909-596-5921 x3625

COMPASS Point Drop-in Center- Spring Celebration!

It’s official! Spring has sprung at COMPASS Point Drop-In Center and in-person events are starting again! After almost a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Drop-In Center is finally back in action. 

On the 15th of this month, COMPASS Program’s participants came to the Drop-In Center for the Spring Time Celebration. Everyone had the opportunity to partake in an Easter egg hunt, with eggs hidden around the Drop-In Center filled with prizes like candy and gift cards. Attendees were also encouraged to contribute to this month’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event, an art piece in the center featuring painted handprints making up the shape of a tree, which signifies the importance of the individual to the growth of the community as a whole. 

In addition to the fun activities and prizes, participants were invited to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Drop-In Center kitchen where pizza, salad, chips, and drinks were served. Those who joined the celebration also got a sneak peak of some COMPASS merchandise samples and got to give their input for what they would like to see from the program. 

COMPASS Point was created to be a community space and the program is very excited to finally be able to use the Drop-In Center to its full capacity! To stay informed about upcoming events being held in the Drop-In Center, follow @CompassPointCenter on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for the monthly newsletter here

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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