Imagine LA mentoring program turns 10

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
ON THE BOARD, L to R: John Bauman, Jill Bauman (president, CEO) incoming board member Troy Brown, board member Cristina Carlis.
Photo by Bill Devlin

Imagine LA turned its offices into a winter wonderland for families and their mentors Dec. 8. Kids decorated stockings, cut dapper snowflakes and made candy treat bags. Parents collected wish list items and shopped in “boutiques.”

Santa visited and carolers were also at the event of about 100 partygoers. Partners in the program included NGA Hancock Park.

Since 2008, Imagine LA has worked to team vulnerable families with volunteer mentors and professional social workers to break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and trauma.

Homeless families are housed and guided through Imagine LA’s 18-month mentor team program.

The results prove themselves, according to statistics found in the “LA Imagine Times,” the group’s newsletter.

“Our 125+ families have maintained their housing… demonstrated heightened financial literacy and started receiving regular healthcare over Imagine LA’s 10 years of service,” according to the newsletter.

Lawyer Teddy Kapur, Larchmont Village, will be stepping in as chairman in 2019, succeeding financial advisor David Goodenough.



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