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Transitional Housing Program (THP)

When young adults age out of foster care, they lose all resources and support they had, leaving them to fend for themselves. Many lack the support, skills and knowledge needed to transition into adulthood safely and successfully. 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. 

50% of youth who age out of foster care either become incarcerated or face immediate homelessness.

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 workshops
  • Vocational training
  • Career coaching
  • Paid internships 
  • Mental health support
  • Case management 
  • Community resources 
  • Employment/educational support 
  • Essential linkages to community resources

These resources ensure these young adults gain the skills, tools, knowledge, and support needed to lead self-sufficient, independent lives after graduation 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


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 

 

COMPASS Point Drop-In Center hosts Mental Wellness Event

COMPASS Point Drop-In Center hosted a Mental Wellness Virtual Information Session for Transitional Age Youth in our community earlier this month. With the stay at home orders and increasing virus spread it is more important than ever to know where to find resources to help support your mental wellness during this challenging time.  This is especially true for Transitional Age Youth who are already navigating many challenges such as aging out of foster care, limited housing, and career options, and lack of community to name a few.

COMPASS Point organized this virtual session to create connections for and demonstrate to the young adults what resources are available to them in our community.

About 15 young adults attended the session and spent the hour learning about resourced and asking questions. The hour was super helpful in providing emotional wellness resources from local community resources. NAMI, Tri-City, Pomona Unified School District, Citrus College, Volunteers of America, and Change Your Algorithm all participated and shared how they could specifically support those in attendance. All of us at David & Margaret would like to acknowledge the ongoing support these community agencies and partners provide to the Transitional Age Youth community.  Together we are making these services accessible to this at-risk population.

One thing that was stressed was that there are different agencies and different ways for the young adults to access services and to get the support they need. We also spent time outlining what services are available to them and made sure they know how to access the services directly or who to reach out to to get more information.

While we can not all be together at this time we can still come together to support and educate the young adults we serve. The Mental Wellness Virtual Information Session is a good example of that. All of us at COMPASS Look forward to providing more resources to our community in the coming weeks and months.

If you would like to learn more about COMPASS Programs please see our website.

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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