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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

Café to Host Transitional Age Youth Art Exhibit, Aug. 22

Café to Host Transitional Age Youth Art Exhibit, Aug. 22

According to poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Thomas Merton, a monk, writer poet and activist, said that art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. And film director and screenwriter Federico Fellini once said, “All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”

But what is art to a youth who is transitioning out of a life in foster care and into independence? Do any of these definitions resonate with them, or do they have their own? How do they express themselves?

Starting this month, the walls of Dave & Maggie’s Café, the social enterprise at David & Margaret Youth and Family Services, will feature art by young adults who are part of the Transitional Housing Programs. The display will kick off with an exhibit and sale on Thursday, Aug. 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m., that is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and guests can meet and chat with the artists. Artwork will be for sale, with all of the proceeds going to the artists. There also will be a raffle for one of the works.

Dave & Maggie’s Café is located at 1351 Palomares Ave., La Verne, CA. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for information on the exhibit, contact Development Associate Noemy Maciel at (909) 596-5921, ext. 3217, or MacielN@DavidandMargaret.org.

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    140

  • Volunteer Hours

    223

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    40

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