Our FHA Stories

At California MENTOR, we use the term “Mentor” because the people who open their homes to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities become so much more than just care providers; they are advocates, teachers, friends, and family to the people they support.

As you’ll read in the following edition of Journeys—our Family Home Agency magazine—becoming a Mentor is not about special skills or abilities; it’s simply a commitment to serve someone who needs our help, and the willingness to share your home with another person who may never have had the opportunity to live in a community-based setting.  By opening your home through California MENTOR’s Family Home Agency, you’re opening their world to all of the everyday pleasures that we often take for granted—like going to the park or attending a cookout with neighbors.

Read on to learn more about the men and women who are making a difference at home in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.