Program & Services

Renew Hope. Inspire Change.

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services was founded as the first orphanage over a century ago. Today we serve over 1,000 at-risk youth annually with a special focus on adolescent girls. We accomplish our mission through several unique programs and services.


Residentially Based Services

Assists girls ages 11 to 19 in a peaceful, homelike suburban setting
Addiction recovery services
Self-injury prevention program
Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC) prevention and awareness program
Recreational and healthy living activities
Optional spiritual life program

Mental Health Services

Psychological assessments, medical evaluation, and monitoring
Case management

Intensive services including all outpatient mental health

24/7 crisis intervention

Community Based Services

Educational supportive services for alcohol and substance abuse, anger management, and commercial sexual exploitation of children

Supervised independent living

Transitional housing plus foster care supportive services

Transitional housing plus case management and supportive services

Learning Enhancement Center (on-campus and off-campus in Pasadena, California)

Assessment and visual, auditory, and motor skills training

Improved academic performance

Enhanced attention span and concentration

Alternative to medication

Foster Care and Adoption Services

Traditional, intensive treatment, and respite foster care services

Application and documentation support

24-hour supportive services

Monthly foster parent support group

Court process support

Training and certification

Adoption assistance

The Joan Macy School

Specialized non-public school for grades 1-12 for students in local school districts

Individualized education plans

Small classes, low student-teacher ratio