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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 Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Dense palm tree forest near the shoreline of a black ocean

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, COMPASS Point hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event in the Drop-In Center. The Center was decorated with balloons, streamers, and Haikus, and the participants were offered a selection of Asian-inspired cuisine including orange chicken, white rice, dumplings, and an Asian chopped salad. 

The event started off by streaming a live AAPI panel hosted on Zoom where community members discussed issues facing the AAPI community and how their various organizations contribute to solutions. Following the panel, the first part of a 5-part series called “Asian Americans” produced by PBS was streamed on the living room TV.

After the episode ended, participants discussed what they had learned, one participant went on to compare what they had learned from the video to what they know about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, sharing how they felt society doesn’t talk about the oppression of the AAPI community as much as the Black community and that they were interested in continuing to learn more. The event continued with fun favorites, Disney Pixar short “Bao,” a showing of “Moana”, and finishing off with the classic “Mulan.” 

The participants in attendance expressed they were happy to have in-person events at the Center again, a few learned about additional resources they did not know were offered at COMPASS! The AAPI Heritage event was a huge success for COMPASS Point and we look forward to hosting more in the future!

COMPASS Programs is now accepting applicants! If you or someone you know could benefit from the services offered through COMPASS Programs, email COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org or talk to your case manager to start the application process!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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