Make a difference in the Life of an Abused or Neglected Child
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers make a difference in the lives of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. After receiving special training, CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for a child in foster child, in the courtroom and the community, with often life-changing results. Join CASA of Los Angeles for an information session on March 6th from 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church.
HELP PARENTS AND CHILDREN BE REUNITED AS A FAMILY : ORIENTATION DINNER ON MARCH 15
Become a trained volunteer coach-monitor who monitors court-ordered supervised family visits, so that children, removed from the care of their parents, can visit their parents in a physically and emotionally safe setting filled with toys, games, books and art materials. These visits are an essential service to increase the family's chances for reunification and reduce the children's anxiety while in out-of-home placement. Learn about the importance of visitation, the role of a coach-monitor and for details regarding an upcoming training in April by attending the orientation dinner on March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
YOUNG MOM NEEDS DOUBLE STROLLER FOR TWINS
A young mom with twins could really use a gently used double stroller. In addition, we always appreciate diapers, size 4 or 5, and fast-food cards for kids who have just been removed from their homes.
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN A TEAM TO MENTOR A PARENT AND CHILD
Imagine LA empowers families to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence that break the cycle of homelessness. Join a mentor team to work with a parent, who has just aged out of foster care, on getting housing, developing a stable job, managing finances and parenting effectively. The budget mentor meets with Mom twice per month, the one-on one-mentor meets Mom weekly, and the child development mentor meets twice monthly. Imagine LA provides training and weekly professional support. We are seeking nine volunteers to embark on this important journey with two more young parents.
MENTOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS / CHILDREN
Five Acres Mentor Program serves children and families who are in or have gone through the adoption process and is seeking compassionate adults who would like to make a difference in the lives of adoptive children and parents. Those interested in becoming a mentor must have some experience with foster care/adoption.
MAKE SCHOOL MORE SUCCESSFUL: JOIN STARS IN PUSD RESOURCE CENTERS
STARS needs volunteers for Foster Resource Centers in four Pasadena Unified School District schools to strengthen students' educational success and provide them with access to foster youth resources. The drop-in Centers are currently open one day per week for 30 to 90 minutes. Volunteers will assist by leading activities such as cooking or community building games; making presentations on careers or other topics of interest; helping students complete homework or college essays and forms; or assisting staff with College Information Days.
TUTORS NEEDED FOR ASPIRES WEST
Spring school testing is coming. We need your help. Tutors are needed for the Aspires West after-school program: math (general math, geometry, algebra 1 and 2) and English for elementary, middle and high school students. Tutors are needed Monday through Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30-12:30 p.m. Aspires West, Pasadena (AWP) provides low-income students and parents with services and opportunities that provide the knowledge and fundamental skills for student success.
MENTORS NEEDED FOR HATHAWAY-SYCAMORES
Help a young man without immediate family support deal with day-to-day challenges. Hathaway-Sycamores, Child and Family Service is seeking mentors for their El Nido (Altadena) Residential Campus. The Hathaway-Sycamores mission is to help cultivate hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families and communities.