Foster kids receive free athletic shoes

Foster kids receive free athletic shoes

On July 24 at the Pechanga Theater, 54 foster children from Rancho Damacitas and the Koinonia programs in Temecula received free brand-name athletic shoes from the Shoes That Fit organization and Pechanga Casino & Resort. Angels pitcher, aptly-named Matt Shoemaker, distributed the shoes personally to each of the children. Pechanga also treated the foster children […]

Rancho Damacitas provides hope for those in need

Rancho Damacitas provides hope for those in need

Bianca Hollins Special to Valley News Advocating for the foster youth of Southern California is an initiative without end, yet comfortingly, the dedicated leadership and staff behind Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services are tirelessly committed to the cause of this growing population. Over three decades, the nonprofit has operated multiple residential care sites to […]

Rose Again Foundation accepting KOS children’s applications

TEMECULA – The Rose Again Foundation that helps foster children enjoy extracurricular activities of their choice during the summer, is accepting applications for the Kids of Summer Program. Kids of Summer activities include but are not limited to sports, music, art, theater, swim, day and week camps and more. Last year 76 children took part […]

Rancho Damacitas wins Charity for Charity Award at Stars of the Valley

TEMECULA – Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services won the Charity Award at Charity for Charity’s, Stars of the Valley Saturday, Feb. 6. The Stars of the Valley event is a Golden Globes style benefit that helps to raise money for Charity for Charity, a local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to three individuals each […]

Stand up, speak out, Voices for Children seek for volunteers to advocate for foster youth

Stand up, speak out, Voices for Children seek for volunteers to advocate for foster youth

Raevyn Walker Valley News Intern Incredible meaning and indelible moments enrich the lives of volunteers, as Voices for Children, a foster youth outreach program, expanded to Riverside County last January. Based in San Diego, the Voices of Children serves to organize and train individuals, called CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), to mentor foster children and […]

Fostering independence, one home at a time

Fostering independence, one home at a time

Another year, and there is even greater hopes and possibilities for Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services, an organization dedicated to serving the foster youth in Southern California. Beginning with a loving couple and their four foster children, nonprofit Rancho Damacitas has grown over the past 30 years to include multiple residential homes housing dozens […]

Rancho Damacitas three-time award nominee in 2016

TEMECULA – Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services has recently been nominated for three major awards demonstrating its excellent reputation in assisting foster youth in Temecula Valley. Rancho Damacitas is nominated for the 2016 Stars of the Valley CFC Charity Award, and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Service/Charitable Organization of the Year Award. […]