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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 COMPASS Point Drop-In Center, located in the basement of the Whitney Building. 

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 

 

Intellectual Wellness Resource Fair

This past Tuesday, COMPASS Programs hosted their quarterly Resource Fair centered around Intellectual Wellness. For the first time since the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, participants had the option to attend the event in person as well as virtually through Zoom. Five participants viewed presentations from six community partners in the COMPASS Point living room.

Six community partners, including Citrus College, the LA County Library, Mt. San Antonio College, American Beauty College, Tri-Community Adult Education, and Tri-City Mental Health Services, joined with COMPASS Programs to share the various resources and programs available to transitional aged youth that promote education, skill development, and mental wellbeing.

The young adults in attendance learned about several local community colleges that offer low-to-no-cost programs for associates degrees, certifications for a multitude of career paths, life skills, and hobbies. Participants were also introduced to the wealth of resources available at LA County Public Libraries, including a robust and free curriculum centered around job attainment taught by a host of industry professionals that can be accessed in-person or on their YouTube channel. The library also loans out laptops and hotspots for up to six weeks! Tri-City Mental Health Services discussed opportunities to get involved working in mental health through their service-learning program where young adults can gain hands-on experience in the field and explore different aspects of the system.

COMPASS Programs would like to extend a huge thanks to all the wonderful organizations who presented at the Intellectual Wellness Resource Fair! It is incredible to see how much work the community is doing and how COMPASS participants can benefit. We look forward to our continued partnership and are excited for our next Resource Fair in September focused on Social Wellness!

Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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