Inside a California Mentor Household

May 18, 2015

Rebecca Schweigert (right) and Melissa Grace have bonded since Melissa joined the Schweigert household last November through the California Mentor program.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  California Mentor is a Family Home Agency that pairs local households with adults with developmental disabilities in a family environment. Today the people in one such match tell their story.

   The California Mentor program, which is looking for additional host households, has local offices in Santa Rosa and Napa ,two of  18 in the state. Adam Barngraff, who manages the Napa office, says it is a concept that originated in the Boston area about 40 years ago.