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Upward Bound House

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Date/Time: Second Tuesdays 4PM-6:30PM & Last Thursdays 4PM-7:30PM
Location: South LA 90044

# of Volunteers: 1-15
Description: Free play assistant overseeing children ages 2-7 in a living room setting. Toys, activities and snacks provided for the children. This is a great way to give back. Parents in our Transitional Aged Youth programs participate in regular Life Skills programs. Our childcare volunteers allow the parents to focus on these workshops, building vital skills and resources. Background check, TB test (proof of negative results within 1 year), and resume required. Experience working with children required. Experience working with youth experiencing homelessness desired.

Age: 18+

Sign-Up: http://upwardboundhouse.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-registration/

& email resume to Emili Abdel-Ghany eghany@upwardboundhouse.org

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About Upward Bound House

Location:

1104 Washington Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Upward Bound House is to provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families with minor children; to provide affordable rental housing with links. to services for low-income senior citizens; to provide a productive intergenerational community; and to give each resident the skills and resources essential to lead a successful, enriched, empowered and independent life.

Description

Upward Bound House is a non-denominational community-based, nonprofit organization designed specifically to deal with the unmet housing and social service needs of homeless families and very low-income elderly. Incorporated in 1990, Upward Bound House was developed by the congregation of the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica as a mission to its community. The success of the pilot project encouraged Upward Bound to raise significant capital funding (over $16 million), develop and open Family Place in 1997 and in 2000, Senior Villa and the Intergenerational Center. Upward Boundâ s Family Place is Santa Monicaâ s only transitional housing program for children and their parents (most of whom are single women). It offers 21 apartments of free housing and comprehensive services to help dispossessed families transition into permanent housing. We have served 219 families including 421 children since opening in 1997. Family Place provides a comprehensive support service program to get families back into permanent housing and provide them with the skills to stay there. For the parents, the program develops the skills, resources and confidence they need to find employment, re-establish their families in permanent housing and see to their childrenâ s well being. Twice weekly, the parents attend either a parenting class or a life skills class to better enable them to get back on their feet and maintain their new found self-sufficiency. During these sessions, the children are engaged in supervised activities such as arts and crafts, computer instruction, tutoring and healthy outings. Senior Villa, Upward Bound House's facility for very low-income seniors provides housing to 90 seniors in 70 one-bedroom apartments. This facility has a closed waiting list from its public lottery before opening in 2000.

Children & Youth
Community
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

west 64th StreetLos Angeles, CA 90044

(33.94788,-118.29359)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4PM-7:30PM (3.5 hours) at least one shift on either the second tuesday or the last thursday per month.

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