Our History

Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services (founded in 1983) was started for four young girls removed from their homes due to severe abuse and neglect.  As the needs of the children grew, so did the organization. Today, nestled in Temecula’s beautiful wine country, Rancho Damacitas consists of six family-style cottages housing up to 36 children ages 6—18 years old, and a transitional housing program serving former foster youth.  Our success lies within our unique home parent model coupled with our therapeutic-based care and nine comprehensive programs that work to help foster children heal, rebuild, and empowers them to soar!

Rancho Damacitas’ programs target the unique needs of current and former foster youth helping them develop life skills such as money management and conflict resolution, build employment readiness skills, heal through art and music therapy, receive educational support, and mentoring.  Rancho Damacitas also provides every child a variety of life-enriching opportunities such as field trips and special activities on campus that are important for building their confidence and sense of normalcy.

The quality of life children experience while on Rancho’s campus, and the life-long memories made, are possible thanks to a supportive and generous community.  Together, we have served over 4,000 youth from Southern California since we were founded over 30 years ago.

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