Vista Del Mar was founded in Los Angeles in 1904, originally an orphanage it now provides education, counseling and housing to kids from kindergarten to 12th grade, who suffer from learning difficulties, autism, developmental challenges, emotional and behavioral problems.
At 18 children "age out" of the system. They are expected to look after themselves, find somewhere to live, get a job, arrange government support and function in an adult world. For some of these children just getting dressed can be an overwhelming challenge. They must be prepared for this next step with one- on- one counseling and teaching. This is the program FWC supported.
Ashley Powell the community coordinator from Vista Del Mar and board member Dana Sigoloff were our guest speakers.