The Cottage (TSC)

Children who have been removed from their families because of maltreatment or disruption find safe, temporary shelter at The Cottage at Wayfinder Family Services. This temporary shelter care program nurtures and stabilizes children in short-term emergency placements. Working hand-in-hand with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, our services ease trauma for children and families. Our nursing services and experienced team of professionals care for displaced children with medical challenges.

Children from birth to age 17 in Los Angeles County who are experiencing the trauma of being removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment or whose homes have been disrupted.


A photo of a woman kneeling next to a little boy

When we first met David, he was malnourished and homeless. He wasn't babbling, walking or eating solid foods like other 18-month-old children.