Advocates are needed to work side-by-side with usually low-income individuals to address immediate needs (employment, housing, public benefits, health care, education, etc) and comprehensive, long-term support designed to help families break the cycle of poverty.
r ● Advocates work a minimum of eight hours in the office each week. Tools are provided in the office to help you guide your work, from resource binders to veteran advocates with great ideas about projects you can initiate.
r ● Meet one-on-one with LIFT clients assessing needs and providing direct and referral services. You might help somebody write their first resume, locate a G.E.D. program, find affordable housing or child care, research job openings in the area, and/or provide listening and support.
r ● Communicate regularly with clients to create goals, check in on client progress, update clients on new resources/information, etc.
r Advocates are required to take part in volunteer trainings and listen to prominent community guest speakers. Trainings focus on issues/challenges facing our client base including: understanding the public housing system, public benefits, mental health issues, and employment needs. These Ongoing Trainings (aka “OT’s”) total to 3-4 hours a month and can be broken up into small sessions throughout the month or have one big session for the entire month.
Contact Person: Edward Jason Valdez
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 213-744-9468
Organization: LIFT-Los Angeles