Supportive Services are designed to help families facing homelessness reduce or eliminate barriers to permanent housing. We offer case management, employment and job placement, access to child care, money management, life skills training and long-term family mentoring (Imagine Whittier) by trained volunteer mentors. In addition, we offer inter-agency services including mental health, parent enrichment and nutrition education.
Imagine Whittier seeks to end the cycle of family homelessness and poverty by mobilizing trained volunteer mentors, public and private resources, and community leaders who understand that a roof over one’s head is merely the starting point to a better life. This innovative mentorship program empowers families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency and helps every member of the family thrive.
This program is made possible by the generosity of Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn's Office, representing the Fourth District, the BCM Foundation and other community partners.
Families are referred to Imagine Whittier by The Whole Child Family Housing Program once the family has been housed. Participation in the program is optional.
Find out more about Imagine Whittier here.
We ensure appropriate linkages are provided to families in need of the following services; in house resources available include: Department of Public Social Services/GAIN Welfare to Work Program, Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health, McKinney Vento liason and low income childcare referrals, as well as external resources such as legal services, education and vocational training, and other community based resources to help them reach their goals.
A program to reunite children in the child welfare/foster care system with their parents where the only remaining barrier to reunification is lack of permanent housing. Participation of this program is approval through the court system. We have reunified 51 children with their parents this past year.