California MENTOR is the largest and most well-respected family home agency in California and we have been working to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1997. Our mission is to offer adults innovative, quality services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges that they face. Our philosophy emphasizes partnerships and enables people with developmental disabilities to shape the direction of their own lives in community based settings.
Our organization recruits individuals and families who want make a difference by opening their hearts and homes to those with special needs. We provide all of the training at no cost and prepare our Mentors to become certified caregivers in about 4 to 6 weeks. Our extensive 'matching' process ensures the best possible fit for everyone involved and after placement, our Mentors receive monthly stipends that range from about $1,100 to $1,900 (non-taxable) per client with a maximum of two clients per home.
Straus Family Creamery is a Northern California, certified organic creamery offering milk, cream, yogurt, butter, sour cream, ice cream, and a variety of wholesale and specialty dairy products distributed throughout the Western United States. Based in Marshall, CA, the Creamery makes minimally-processed dairy products from organic milk supplied by family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties, including the Straus Dairy. Straus Family Creamery sustains collaborative relationships with the family farms that supply it milk, offering stable prices and predictability in what otherwise can be a volatile marketplace.