This month we are launching a pilot for the Home For Good Companionship Program! The program will provide social supports for formerly homeless individuals now living in permanent housing. As part of the Companionship Program, volunteers will have an opportunity to offer newly housed individuals friendship and a meaningful connection, reducing social isolation and helping empower residents in their new communities.
The Home For Good Companionship Program will be created collaboratively with volunteers, nonprofit partners, and clients. In the initial pilot, volunteers will meet with their new friend for a minimum of 4 hours per month. They will spend time getting to know each other and engaging in activities of mutual interest. The project will be a six month endeavor in collaboration with PATH, GettLove, Downtown Women's Center, and L.A. Family Housing, whose residents have expressed interest in being paired with a volunteer. Volunteers will sign up by February 25th, and the pilot will run from March 18th through October 7th. If the program is successful, it will be introduced to more agencies across Los Angeles County.
If you are interested in being part of this wonderful opportunity please fill out an application by clicking here. For more information, read an overview of the Companionship Program and review the Pilot Timeline. If you have further questions please email Tina Estedabadi at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re excited about launching the pilot and hope to share news about its progress in the coming months!