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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 us at 


Youth Art Exhibit/Sale: The Start of Something Big

Youth Art Exhibit/Sale: The Start of Something Big

The opening reception for the art show featuring the works of young artists with a history of foster care was an intimate and successful event. Held Aug. 22 at Dave & Maggie’s Café, it was attended by staff and community members who snapped up a few of the paintings, as well as jewelry created by youth in David & Margaret’s New Beginnings program.

Several of the paintings were by 19-year-old Bryan Turner, who created a new work during the event. In his spare time, the Mt. San Antonio College student loves to skateboard, go to the beach, and "most of all let my mind escape into my paintings." Another artist featured, Karinna Torres, 19, is also a Mt. SAC student who plans to enroll in the nursing program.

The art display will be a permanent feature of the café, with new pieces being added as existing ones are purchased. All proceeds go directly to the artists. For more information, contact Community Engagement.


Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Youth Internship Hours


  • Housing Provided


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