Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services

March 24, 2017

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The San Diego region has formed a Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Committee that meets monthly to discuss local non-profit organizations that are in need of our assistance with monetary, in-kind, and volunteer support.  Each division within the San Diego office has been given a month to which they will be responsible for researching and reaching out to a local charity for the Bergelectric Charitable Foundation to support. With the help of Bergelectric Charitable Foundation and the amazing employees in our San Diego office, we have supported non-profit local charities like Gently HuggedCasa de Amparo, and Mountain Shadow Foundation.

The San Diego Major Projects Division selected Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services as our March Charity.  It was a true pleasure meeting with Nancy and the rest of the staff during our tour of the property. We learned a lot about Rancho Damacitas and the amazing services they provide to the children and families of our community.

Rancho Damacitas was founded in 1983, it was started to help four young girls that were 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 which can house up to 36 children ages 6-18 years old. There is also a transitional housing program serving former foster youth. Their success lies within the unique home parent model coupled with their 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.  They also provide 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.  They have served over 4,000 youth from Southern California since they were founded over 30 years ago.

 

Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Directly volunteer with the organization in one of their many opportunities; family night, marketing intern, mentor, office support, tutor, life skills coach, special event volunteer, Santa’s helper, and holiday break helper.

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