Decorative Arts Society 2024-2025 Regular Grant Recipients

Health and Basic Needs

South County Outreach

Support the Hunger and Homeless Prevention program which includes a unique food bank operating much like a traditional market. Program includes re-housing support, case management, and education for financial literacy.


Hope Harbor/Laurel House

Long-term teen shelter and counseling for teens at risk.

Mary’s Path

Short-term residential therapeutic program as a residential treatment center for pregnant teenagers/teen mothers and babies in the foster care system. Safe housing, medical/therapeutic services, and case management to help teen mothers heal from histories of abuse, violence, and abandonment and have experienced human trafficking.

Thomas House

Supports two “We are Thomas House” apartments for one year. Covers all apartment expenses for one year.

WISE Place

Steps to Independence Primary Project Goal: Provide service to unaccompanied women, giving them safe housing and a comprehensive suite of wraparound services.

Counseling and Support

Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park

Funding for SMART Girls program focused on mentoring girls ages 11-18 to lead healthy lives, develop positive relationships and live productive lives.

Family Support Network

Bright Horizons supports resources and services for families and children for comprehensive early developmental screenings while helping them navigate complex systems & services.


Fristers is dedicated to helping teen and young parents build healthy and stable lives and families, through educational classes, workshops, mentoring and case management.

Radiant Futures

Empower survivors on their journey towards self-sufficiency and recovery. Goal of project-encompasses three key components: Bridge Housing, Supportive services, Community Education and Advisory programs.


Beyond Blindness

Grant supports the Family Support Services program with counseling services for children and parents with visual impairments.

Intervention Center for Early Childhood

ICEC Feeding Program – supports individual and group therapy for children with various feeding problems.

Project Self Sufficiency

Provides low-income, single parent, educational case management services through college and beyond. Includes financial assistance for childcare, auto repair, textbooks, and emergency rental assistance.

2024-2025 One-Time Grant Recipients

This year DARTS was able to offer three Special One Time Grants in addition to our regular grants.

Human Options

Renovate one unit at Second Step Transitional Housing Program – housing for abuse victims and survivors for up to one year while receiving counseling and therapies.

Thomas House

Renovation and repairs for shelter preservations. Renovation of two apartment units that will house two families with children.

Mariposa Women’s Center

Purchase an 8 passenger Van. Project Name: Mariposa’s Enhanced Care Management (ECM) a community-based program Primary Project Goal: Provide transportation to clients to outpatient treatment for medical appointments, life skills and basic needs support, court appointments and other needs.