The Teen Project's mission is to provide teens aging out of the foster care system with all of the resources and support of an intact family, and to allow the greatest opportunity for a successful transition to adulthood.

The Venice P.A.D. (Protection and Direction) is the "hub" to the 17,000 housing resources the Teen Project refers to all over the United States. Each youth is assessed and goals set to return to family or locate a suitable housing alternative to meet their needs and get them back on track. Along with seven other designers, dmar interiors worked to give new life to the center—including solely designing the new therapy office above.