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Honoring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Successful, motivated young adults transitioning from foster care to self-sufficiency will soon have an exciting, new opportunity for stable housing and support – “The Honor Home” – a community project of Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services. Recognizing the need in our community, the non-profit organization with a 35-year history of serving foster children has been offering a unique transitional housing program called Project Independence since 2012. The program serves promising young adults exiting the foster care system and other well-deserving community youth.

With land purchased in the fall of 2016, the organization has partnered with long-time supporters, Lennar Homes, De Luz Women’s Club and other dedicated community members, to build a beautiful, new, Lennar Next Gen home in Murrieta, CA. The two-story home features 5 individual bedrooms/bathrooms for our young adults and a separate “home within a home” for a Resident Advisor / Mentor who’ll provide guidance, support and bring residents together for family occasions. As construction nears completion, an Open House and Dedication Ceremony are being planned for March 23rd, 2018, with young adults set to begin moving in by late March/early April 2018.

Those selected for this special opportunity have earned the right to participate and are being honored for their bravery, resiliency and hard work. They have already demonstrated a measure of success and possess both the attitude and ambition to achieve more. Steadily, day by day, they are rising above their painful pasts and soaring toward a brighter future. Despite limited resources, their potential is limitless, many of them pursuing higher education and/or working full/part-time jobs. All young adult residents are required to contribute to a monthly cost of living payment and provide for their own food.

Help us honor and encourage these inspiring leaders of tomorrow! To learn more about this unique project and/or how you can support them with a college scholarship, please contact Kristi Piatkowski at (951) 302-2317 ext. 238 or