Imagine LA

Imagine LA recruits teams of volunteer mentors who are trained and guided by professional social service staff to assist vulnerable families, ending their cycle of homelessness and poverty.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Equanimity at Missouri Place

    In 2022, Imagine LA opened Missouri Place, the first families-only Permanent Supportive Housing development in West LA for families emerging from and at risk of homelessness, with onsite services for 73 families. Services include intensive case management, mentorship, and economic mobility. With the LA2050 grant, we will expand these services to offer on-site support groups led by skilled professionals with experience in domestic violence and mental disorders and add cultural activities and classes so families can continue to heal and thrive.

  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Building Equity Together

    Imagine LA envisions a future where the generational cycles of poverty and homelessness are a thing of the past. Our Family Partnership Model (FPM) ensures that families emerging from homelessness achieve their goals and thrive. In addition to our holistic case management work, we provide effective Mentorship programming to build the family’s social capital and a sequenced Economic Mobility Program that tackles the key barriers families face to exiting poverty. Together, these supports help families carve a path to long-term wellness.

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Intersections: The power of our common stories.

    It all begins with sharing stories. Imagine LA and L.A. Works are joining to empower 150,000+ Angelenos to share their own life experiences to help alleviate homelessness in our city.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Volunteer and be a Part of the Solution to Family Homelessness

    Imagine LA recruits and trains volunteers across LA County to mentor formerly homeless families to break their cycle of poverty and to ultimately thrive.