Casa Libre Mentorship Program

Casa Libre is the only  licensed homeless shelter in the United States that is securing the release of unaccompanied minors from federal detention centers.


Casa Libre's expertise lies in the provision of shelter, social, educational, medical and legal services for homeless and detained unaccompanied minor immigrant children, who have often been abused, abandoned, or neglected in their home countries and traveled to the United States alone. 

Casa Libre is a non-profit organization and we rely on grant funding, donations, and the generosity of volunteers. Here is how you can get involved! 

Academic Tutoring 

  • ESL

  • High school Math

  • High School Science

  • High School History

Creative Workshops

  • Painting / Fine Art

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

  • Cinema

  • Music

  • Cooking

  • Writing

  • and more


  • Surfing

  • Hiking

  • Snowboarding

  • Soccer

  • Swimming

  • and more

Field Trips

  • Sporting events​

  • Museums

  • Movies

  • Cultural performances

  • Tours

  • and more

Job Training / Job Placement

Our residents often need to earn a living right after graduating high school and transitioning out of Casa Libre once they turn 18 years old. Hands-on training in a work environment is one of the best tools for success, and a secure job is even better as they begin to navigate life as an adult. 

***Please note, all mentors will require a background check.***

***Most of our residents speak Spanish as their first language, so Spanish fluency is helpful but not required for mentors***

To volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Form. Be sure add a note to tell us more about your volunteer details!

Volunteer Form
How would you like to volunteer with CHRCL Inc.?
Do you speak Spanish?
Are you willing to undergo a background check?

Thanks for submitting!

Casa Libre restoration Project

Built in 1901, Casa Libre was designed by renowned architect John Parkinson, designer of the Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles City Hall, and the Union Station. With vaulted ceilings and curved walls throughout, the 10,000-square-foot Gothic mansion is an architectural masterpiece. 

After its 1996 purchase by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Inc., Casa Libre was renovated with updated plumbing, electrical systems, ADA compliance, fire-alarm system, and more. As is the case with all historic buildings, Casa Libre requires constant maintenance and upkeep to preserve its historic integrity. 

Do you have restoration experience? Are you a contractor? Or do you want to give back to your community?

How you can volunteer:

  • Painting

  • Landscaping

  • Material Donations (paint, equipment, tools, etc)

  • Construction (Licence required)

  • Electrical (Licence required)

  • Plumbing (Licence required)

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all of your donations are tax deductible, and you are making the world a better place with your kindness and generosity!

To volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Form. Be sure add a note to tell us more about your volunteer details!


Since 1997, CHRCL has had a nationwide settlement agreement with the government that sets the national standards for the humane treatment and prompt release from custody of detained immigrant children.

Under the settlement, CHRCL is the only non-governmental organization in the country permitted to inspect every detention site where children are held and to interview and assess the treatment of all detained children. This is called Project Reunify.

If you are an attorney, paralegal, translator, social worker, mental health specialist or pediatrician, you can volunteer to visit, interview, and assess separated minors in government custody and provide assessments to Flores class counsel so the court may be fully informed as it addresses President Trump’s urgent request that children no longer have the option to be promptly released from custody.

Head over to the Project Reunify website to sign up to volunteer and upload all required documents.


The goal of Tents-4-Homeless is to provide tents to chronically homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles. Given the enormous size of the homeless population in Los Angeles, emergency shelters are filled to capacity with long waitlists. 

Tents are not the long-term solution, however, they do provide a modicum of privacy and shelter from sun and inclement weather.

Every month we organize a small group of volunteers to go out to homeless encampments and distribute tents to those in need.


If you are interested in volunteering for Tents-4-Homeless tent distribution, please fill out our volunteer form.

Head over to the Tents-4-Homeless website for news updates and to learn more about the project.