58,000 people in Los Angeles are homeless. One third are families and young adults. Imagine LA helps them realize a better future.
At Imagine LA, we recruit teams of volunteer mentors who are professionally trained and guided to assist vulnerable families, ending their cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Imagine LA’s professional staff of social workers trains the volunteers in our innovative Family Empowerment & Mentorship model, which utilizes intensive family case management and supercharges it with mentorship and access to private and public resources. We then match and guide our volunteer mentors with families emerging from homelessness or at severe risk of homelessness. Working in teams, they ensure the families maintain their housing, attain self-sufficiency and thrive.
Our staff works hand in hand with numerous partners who provide us with resources, funding and family referrals.
The results are inspiring. All Imagine LA Families remain in housing; incomes are up 71%; kids are thriving in school and graduating; and all receive regular medical care and are building crucial wellness habits. Our model works.
Last year we doubled in size and, with you on board, we’ll help hundreds more families.