innovative Family Mentorship Program matches each family member with a
one-on-one mentor; every family gets a Budget Mentor; other volunteers help
with tutoring, childcare, meal-planning and more. Imagine LA’s professional
staff train and guide the Family Mentor Teams through the Program with three
main goals for the family: maintain housing, attain
self-sufficiency and ensure every member of the family thrives.
one-to-two-year program, an Imagine LA Family Team Manager helps 1) the
families clarify their goals and access resources, and 2) guides the volunteer
mentor teams in providing weekly one-on-one mentoring to each family member to
help them achieve their goals. They focus on critical life skills, including:
accessing benefits and other health, legal, and social services; tutoring; job
readiness training and placement; budgeting/financial literacy; education;
communication; stress management; crisis response; positive parenting;
childcare; and nutrition.