“MPTF helped out with my mortgage payment, water, and power. It might not seem like a lot, but after you spend all your savings, anything that keeps you from becoming homeless is priceless. They helped keep us afloat.”

Alex Aguilar

Member, Local 724

Fund-A-Need Spotlight

MPTFriends further supports these efforts through their Fund-A-Need spotlight: a 2019 financial goal to raise $25,000; enough money to underwrite 166 Social Worker home visits and provide in-person assistance and care.

Academy Award® winning documentarian Morgan Neville gives us insight into A Day in the Life of a Social Worker. MPTF’s nearly 100-year legacy of care is embodied by our Social Workers and their place at the center of all we do has been consistent since 1921.

When Does A Home Visit Occur:

Home visits occur when a social worker’s training leads them to want to do a home visit. This helps them  get a feel for what’s going on with the client after initial intake to try and suss out additional issues. Other times the home visit to a client is initiated by a request from a client’s family member, doctor, or other MPTF staff/volunteers who may work with the client and have a concern.

What Goes Into A Home Visit:

Apx 22 full-time social workers on staff

Each home visit is a minimum of one hour long (not including travel time)

Home visits often give a clearer picture of a client’s mental health that can not be attained via a phone intake assessment

Home visits are not limited to the home, may also include trips with client(s) to locations like: the bank (to add/delete a family member to a bank account), social security, assisted living facilities, CALFresh (government food assistance program), etc.

Often, a home safety person will join the home visit

Other family members may be present during a home visit

MPTF may partner with other agencies (e.g. Adult Protective Services) on a home visit

MPTF can also connect clients to substance abuse resources/detox centers

Our Progress

Our Goal: $25,000 

Raised To Date: $13,000*

Supporters: 13 

*as of 3/22/19

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