Rancho Damacitas is designed to be the first stop for children placed in our care. The children placed within our agency are typically placed by the Department of Social Services (DPSS) and/or Child Protective Services (CPS). We are licensed to care for children ages 6 through 18 in our group home, Rancho Damacitas and 18 years and older through our Project Independence Program. Here we can observe the children and determine what their most important and demanding needs may be. Once this assessment has occurred, we begin to structure and design a specific plan to meet each child's needs.