Transitional Housing Programs (THP)
20% of youth who age out of foster care immediately become homeless. The THP fights this statistic by providing these youth with safe apartment housing. Rent and utilities are paid for and basic home furnishing is provided. Participants also receive life-skills classes, professional support and essential linkages to ensure a self-sufficient life after graduating from the program.
Transitional Housing Program Video Produced with a grant from New York Film Academy - Los Angeles Director: Lucia Florez; Producer: Drama Del Rosario: Director of Photography: Faisal Aldakheel: Sound Mixer: Asem Nurlanova: Editor: Lucia Florez
David and Margaret is one of the leading regional providers of services and programs for young adults transitioning out of foster care and into independent living. Some of the services provided include:
- case management
- life skills workshops, such as money management, cooking, and more
- social events such as outings to museums, etc.
- vocational training
- paid internships
- individual mental health services
- career coaching
- educational support including high school diploma completion and pursuing post secondary degrees
For more information
Talk to your county social worker, or come to one of our orientations held every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Transitional Living Programs Department, Whitney Building, First Floor.
D&M offers different types of independent living programs for young adults.
For 18-21 year olds with open cases at DCFS (If you are interested and your case is closed, click here for assistance):
For 21-25 year olds who have a closed DCFS case:
Rapid Re-Housing program for young adults over 18 years of age that focuses on moving youth that are homeless into housing as quickly as possible
For information please send an email regarding the Rapid Re-housing program.
For more info about Transitional Living Programs for youth aging out of foster care, please reach out to us at COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org
We are the THP
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 did’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!
Dave & Maggie's Cafe debuts art exhibit by youth with a history of foster care
Starting this month, the walls at Dave and Maggie's Café will feature art by young adults who are part of the Transitional Housing Programs.
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.
Rayann is 24 years old, lives in her own apartment, has her own car, and has more than 3 months of expenses in her savings account. She works two jobs to make sure it stays that way. Pretty impressive, but its even more impressive when you learn more about her.