M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc.

Men Taking Over Reforming Society, Inc.

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization from
South LA, specializing in reentry, housing, and family services.

About M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc.

We make a difference in the lives of people by believing that communities must stand together and must encourage our community members to contribute to our society in a positive way.

Who We Are

M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc. is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit that specializes in providing exemplary reentry housing and supportive services. Since our formation as a small prison vanpool program in 2016, we have grown to serve hundreds of Los Angeles’s most disadvantaged community members. In the past year alone we’ve opened two 40-bed temporary housing sites as well as a M.E.N.T.O.R.S. Community Center in South LA, and we’re just getting started.

Our Mission

M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc. works to enhance the dignity and quality of life for justice-impacted individuals and families by strengthening communities of color, eliminating barriers to opportunities, and helping those in need reach their full potential through solidarity, learning, and the power of work.

Our 5 Core Values

Respect

Each of us should respect
one another and
the people we serve

Dignity

We will encourage and
uplift those around us
without judgment

Empathy

We will share the space
and understand the
feelings of others

Benevolence

We will do good and cause
no harm

Autonomy

We will recognize that every
person has the right to make their own decisions

What We Do

Reentry Services & Housing

We specialize in reentry services and care. Since opening our first interim housing facility in October 2019, over 50 of our clients have secured permanent housing, and 25 have secured employment through our housing assistance and employment programs.

Prison Outreach Services

One of our first offered services, facilitated by M.E.N.T.O.R.S. since 2016, is a prison outreach program, wherein families of incarcerated individuals may sign up to visit their loved ones in prison or jail and use our transport vans for low-cost travel.

Family Services & Community Center

We are proud to offer a variety of services and programs at our new Community Center in South LA. The Center is designed to be an all-in-one drop-in resource center. The Center features a computer lab and game room for kids, a dance room, a kitchen, a communal backyard area, a gym, and a music studio.

Become a Volunteer

***court ordered community service sign up*** We are currently in need of volunteers at the M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc. Community Center! Help us foster a refuge for community members in South LA!

Donate to Our Organization

M.E.N.T.O.R.S., Inc. is a young and emerging nonprofit, and there are a variety of ways to give to our organization in a high-impact manner. We have many fledgling programs, like our Summer Learning Initiative, that are in need of financial or volunteer support.

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