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!