Imagine Whittier matches every family member with a one-to-one mentor; plus every family gets a Budget Mentor; and other volunteers help with tutoring, career development, childcare, healthcare, meal-planning and more. Week-by-week family members build relationships, skills and habits. Month-by-month we see confidence build, income, grades, and wellness rise. Ultimately, the family’s journey goes from barely surviving to thriving.
There are several ways to be involved with a family:

  • Financial Wellness Mentor (12-18 month commitment, 1-2 hours, once per month), meets with the head(s) of househould to work on a spending and savings plan, credit repair, and opening/maintaining bank accounts.
  • One-to-one Mentor (12-18 month commitment, 1-2 twice per month), meets with their mentee to provide support, nurturing and coaching, and encourages each family member to build a sense of community and emotional support. Head of household mentors to also provide support with career development, job coaching, and educational support.

Additional mentors and advocates as needed. These may include support for education or vocational training access, childcare, support for moving, wellness, legal support, etc.

YOU can be a vital part of a family’s journey out of the cycle of homelessness, poverty and neglect.

Apply to be a MENTOR below.