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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

Thank You & Happy New Year

What a year it’s been! Haynes Family of Programs and David & Margaret Youth and Family Services have merged and together represent nearly 200 years of combined service. That rich history and impact on more than 100,000 children and families is because of your generosity.

 

I am proud to share what we’ve accomplished this year thanks to your support:

 

Safe at Home: Housing through COMPASS Programs and direct services at the Youth Drop-In Center were provided to more than 50 transition-age foster youth who, through no fault of their own, face imminent homelessness without David & Margaret Youth and Family Services.

 

Free from harm: The LeRoy Haynes Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program was home to 70 male foster youth. For many of our boys and teens it was their first time experiencing holistic care and in a supportive family environment.

 

Forever Families: With a child entering foster care every two minutes, David & Margaret’s Foster Family and Adoption Services fulfilled childhood dreams of living in a loving home for 68 children desperately in need of nurturing.

 

Dignity of Work: The Store@David & Margaret and Dave & Maggie’s Café provided part-time paid work experience for foster youth and transition age youth helping them develop marketable retail and customer services skills. The Store is a community resource offering brand-name staples and other goods at deeply discounted prices. Dave and Maggie’s Café will reopen to the public in early 2022, providing additional paid internships for our youth.

 

The Wonder Years: We welcomed students back to campus and celebrated high school seniors who successfully met state graduation requirements at in-person commencement ceremonies for Renaissance Community Prep and Joan Macy School, both now located on the David & Margaret campus. During the 2020-2021 academic year 185 students were enrolled in the special education school programs.

 

Increased Understanding: Bliss Academy, School for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, at Haynes provided virtual and in-person instruction for 160 boys and girls during the 2020-2021 school year. The specialized curriculum included embedded behavior supports and strategies specific to each student’s individual educational needs.

 

Learning to Thrive: More than 3,000 students throughout the State of California received academic, transitional and/or behavioral services in their home, school, or hospital through Haynes’ STAR Academy.

 

Strengthened Well-Being: Community Mental Health and the Wraparound Program provided in-person and telehealth therapeutic support to 152 youth living in the community and 42 foster youth in support of sustaining a successful return to home or placement with a foster family.

 

Creative Solutions: In its second year, Haynes’ Trauma-informed Arts Enrichment Program benefitted a cohort of 74 girls, boys, and teens. Using art, participants are learning to focus on the present, increase their ability to identify their emotional responses and triggers, improve their self-image with positive reinforcement and freedom of expression, and practice emotional and impulse regulation within an experiential and safe place.

 

As we work together to forge a better future for our youth and community, we ask for your support. Please know that every donation, no matter the size, directly benefits the children and youth in our care.

 

What we’ve accomplished this year is inspiring and highly relevant. As we plan for the coming year, our goal is to greatly amplify the scope and sustainability of our impact on children and families. Please help us by making your year-end gift today.

 

Today, tomorrow, together we are making an appreciable difference in the lives of children, teens, and young adults.

 

Happy New Year!

Daniel S. Maydeck

President and Chief Executive Officer

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    486

  • Youth Internship Hours

    625

  • Housing Provided

    44

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