Habitat Partner Families are amazing, hard-working people and one way you can support our mission is to become a mentor to those families. Our family services department works hard to ensure that each partner family receives the support they need to fully understand and achieve homeownership in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Family mentors are vitally important to the success of our homeowners and it's also extremely rewarding. Magna Bahm leads our family services department and she has the following information and advice for anyone interested in volunteering as a family mentor.

Family Mentors support the families by empowering them through the homeownership process, respecting the values and individuality of each family member. Each volunteer mentor attends a training session and we offer continuing Partnership Committee meetings and mentor training sessions. Responsibilities begin when you are assigned a family and continue until 6 months after the family moves into their home. Mentors may choose to discontinue their involvement after their family term is complete or renew by requesting to be assigned to a new family. Either way, the relationships you foster will be extremely rewarding and likely last forever.

Mentor Responsibilities include:

How to Be a Great Mentor:

After the family has moved into their home, assist with maintenance questions, keep the Partnership Committee informed of their progress and continue the friendship.

If you think you have what it takes to be a great mentor to our amazing partner families, we want to hear from you.

Please visit our website or call us at 310-323-4663.

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