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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 
909-596-5921 x3625

COMPASS Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Dense palm tree forest near the shoreline of a black ocean

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, COMPASS Point hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event in the Drop-In Center. The Center was decorated with balloons, streamers, and Haikus, and the participants were offered a selection of Asian-inspired cuisine including orange chicken, white rice, dumplings, and an Asian chopped salad. 

The event started off by streaming a live AAPI panel hosted on Zoom where community members discussed issues facing the AAPI community and how their various organizations contribute to solutions. Following the panel, the first part of a 5-part series called “Asian Americans” produced by PBS was streamed on the living room TV.

After the episode ended, participants discussed what they had learned, one participant went on to compare what they had learned from the video to what they know about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, sharing how they felt society doesn’t talk about the oppression of the AAPI community as much as the Black community and that they were interested in continuing to learn more. The event continued with fun favorites, Disney Pixar short “Bao,” a showing of “Moana”, and finishing off with the classic “Mulan.” 

The participants in attendance expressed they were happy to have in-person events at the Center again, a few learned about additional resources they did not know were offered at COMPASS! The AAPI Heritage event was a huge success for COMPASS Point and we look forward to hosting more in the future!

COMPASS Programs is now accepting applicants! If you or someone you know could benefit from the services offered through COMPASS Programs, email or talk to your case manager to start the application process!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Youth Internship Hours


  • Housing Provided


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