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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- Spring Celebration!

It’s official! Spring has sprung at COMPASS Point Drop-In Center and in-person events are starting again! After almost a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Drop-In Center is finally back in action. 

On the 15th of this month, COMPASS Program’s participants came to the Drop-In Center for the Spring Time Celebration. Everyone had the opportunity to partake in an Easter egg hunt, with eggs hidden around the Drop-In Center filled with prizes like candy and gift cards. Attendees were also encouraged to contribute to this month’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event, an art piece in the center featuring painted handprints making up the shape of a tree, which signifies the importance of the individual to the growth of the community as a whole. 

In addition to the fun activities and prizes, participants were invited to enjoy lunch in the beautiful Drop-In Center kitchen where pizza, salad, chips, and drinks were served. Those who joined the celebration also got a sneak peak of some COMPASS merchandise samples and got to give their input for what they would like to see from the program. 

COMPASS Point was created to be a community space and the program is very excited to finally be able to use the Drop-In Center to its full capacity! To stay informed about upcoming events being held in the Drop-In Center, follow @CompassPointCenter on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for the monthly newsletter here

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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