The Midnight Mission Approach

Given the trauma most of our families have experienced, one can easily forget how critical basic life skills are to achieving successful, independent living. With help from the HomeLight Team, our families are empowered to remove obstacles through learning critical life skills. Centrally located in Los Angeles, Midnight Mission offers service, events, and homeless shelter volunteer opportunities throughout southern California.

Rationale For Life Skills

Transitioning the individuals and families that we serve is more than simply finding them a job. There are several life opportunities that individuals in this population have missed out on due to their circumstances. For example, homeless youth may have had little experience with more typical adult life and expectations. Additionally, veterans may require additional supports and trainings to adjust back to civilian life. Regardless of their individual circumstances, homeless individuals can benefit from specific life skills education.

Life Skills For The Homeless

A variety of skills and sub-skills are necessary to fully empower and prepare individuals in the homeless community.

Employment Skills

  • Building a resume
  • Applying for jobs
  • Interview skills

Personal Skills

  • Money management
  • Meal Planning/Cooking
  • Filing taxes
  • Filing for benefits
  • Time management

Social Skills

  • Effective communication
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Teamwork

Volunteer For The Homeless

The list of skills is extensive and varies based on the individual needs of the homeless individual. Our goal is to provide the environment, skills, and support necessary to make success possible. If you are interested in providing life skills and assistance for the homeless, consider volunteering at one of our locations. Feel free to contact us online or call 213.624.9258 x2100. We look forward to changing lives with you!

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