Project Independence provides a new road home to at-risk youth

Project Independence provides a new road home to at-risk youth

Bianca Hollins Special to Valley News When people hear the phrase “at-risk youth,” what comes to mind? Do they think of children and teens who are vulnerable to drugs, violence, disciplinary problems and exploitation? What about the successes? Upending misconceptions about the potential of underserved children and teens is the goal of Project Independence, a […]

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 […]

Rancho Damacitas champions the success of foster youth

“To nurture, empower and develop self-sufficient and well-educated young adults” is the hope of every parent and teacher and the mission and passion of Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services. For vulnerable foster youth; having faced abuse, neglect, and uncertainty about their futures, nonprofit Rancho Damacitas has for over 35 years provided a safe home […]