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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:

Brianna Ascenio
Administrative assistant (909) 596-5921 x3226

Domeo, we couldn't get by without you!

Domeo, we couldn't get by without you!

As you are probably aware by now, May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and as a way to honor those involved we are highlighting stories from those in the foster community! Today we’re focusing on Domeo Hernandez.

Meet Domeo, 18 year old intern and vital member of the Dave and Maggie’s Café team! Domeo is an absolute pleasure to interact with, he is always energetic and friendly. He’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. As a man with high ambitions, he plans to start college in the fall and would like to become a Mental Health Therapist. “I want to help people that struggle with the same issues that I have. I just want them to know they’re worth it and they have much more to live for.” Domeo shares.

Domeo entered the foster care system when he was 8 years old, he lived in a foster home for 9 years until he moved to residential foster care. Once he turned 18 he was introduced to David & Margaret’s Transitional Age Youth Program, a program offering housing and other vital services for youth and young adults who have a history of foster care. This is how Domeo began his internship with Dave and Maggie’s! Currently Domeo is loving his freedom as a freshly minted adult, and in his spare time he focuses on relaxing and enjoying himself.

Though not always this sweet young man we see today, Domeo insists he used to be a bit of a trouble maker. “As time went by I realized there’s time to play and there’s time to be serious. And this is a time to be serious.” When asked if he has grown as a person he replied “Without a doubt.” and offered some advice to young people who might be struggling “Just listen to what the people who are trying to help you tell you. They want what is best for you. Not everybody’s out for you. Listen to what they tell you and follow your dream”.

Domeo, we’re so happy to have you in this program, and are excited to be part of your journey as an adult!

Dave & Maggie’s Café is part of David & Margaret’s social enterprise, providing part-time paid culinary internships for youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Young adults have the opportunity to establish a work history and gain marketable restaurant and business experience in the restaurant field. Proceeds from the cafe are reinvested into the operations to support workforce training and mentoring activities.

The Café offers fresh pastries and espresso beverages, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snack items. The atmosphere and newly installed wifi makes it an ideal location for casual and work get-togethers.

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