Our Family Empowerment & Mentorship Model
Imagine LA is dedicated to helping families permanently break free from the cycle of homelessness by working with volunteers and building community.
Imagine LA's professional staff of MSWs trains and guides family and mentor teams. Every family gets a financial wellness mentor and each family member over five gets his/her own mentor. Other volunteers help with tutoring, career development, childcare, healthcare, meal-planning and more.
Week by week, month by month, relationships, skills and confidence grow.
RESULTS: 100% remain housed; earned income is up 71%; savings is up 68%; all are utilizing regular healthcare; 100% graduate from high school and go on to college!
The Imagine LA Family Empowerment & Mentorship Program utilizes intensive family case management and super charges it with mentorship and access to private and public resources.
We match every vulnerable family with a team of trained volunteers. We guide each Family Mentor Team to work with a family emerging from homelessness or at severe risk of homelessness (e.g. emancipating foster youth with children of their own) to maintain their housing, to attain self-sufficiency and to ensure that every family member thrives. We work with families within the Los Angeles area and the surrounding communities of Hollywood, DTLA, Inglewood, South LA, Compton, Koreatown/Rampart, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley.
Interested in Becoming a Mentor?
For a 12- to 18-month commitment you can make a life changing difference for a family in need. To learn about becoming a volunteer click here.
Interested in Referring a Family?
Are you a transitional housing shelter or have you been working with a family who would benefit from our program? Please contact Briana Mandel at (323) 944-0210.