Project Independence

After years of working with foster youth, Rancho Damacitas has seen the challenges young adults experience as they “age-out” of the dependency system once they turn 18.  Project Independence is our answer to addressing the need to nurture, empower and develop young people into self-sufficient, well-educated, healthy young adults who become thriving, contributing members of our community.

Project Independence offers young adults with a history of foster care a place to grow through stable housing, employment readiness, financial management, life skills coaching, mentoring, and a place to call home.  Program participants are expected to work and contribute.  In addition, they attend weekly coaching meetings and attend classes on financial management, life skills, and more!

PROJECT INDEPENDENCE APPLICATION