Reward, inspire, and empower hard working single parents.
Extended Family® identifies single parents who are in
need and deserve assistance. We assist with needs
clothes, food, housing, transportation, medical,
other expenses of this nature.
We let single
parents know that
they are not alone, by acting as their
“extended family” in their
time of need.
Our goal is to make their lives a little easier. These are people/families who are not financially well off, they have little
or no support from others, yet they continue to work hard to
make their life and their families lives better. Even with all
hard work money is still scarce and that’s where
Extended Family® steps in.
Among other things, to be eligible for assistance:
- Recipient must have sole or at least majority custody of their child(ren) and
receive little or no help from the other parent.
- Recipient must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
- Recipient’s award must be on behalf of or issued directly to
a single parent/single legal guardian or child of a single
parent/single legal guardian.
- Recipient must be employed.
- Recipient must reside in the San Fernando Valley or
- Recipient must provide social security number.
We work with various other organizations to identify hard
working single parent families who meet this criteria. We do
NOT accept unsolicited applications from individuals.
If you like what we do and want to enable us to help more
families in need, please make a donation!
Six daily bus trips no more!
with a car
her to get to
and take her boys to
and from school.
Extended Family® award recipient
and college student,
Samira Amirzadegan of Chase Bank and Mark Carmer of
Extended Family® presenting Marlene Sarni with grant award.
Amanda at one of her many appointments with
Kessler & Resnick DDS, an amazing dentist in Agoura.
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Extended Family® volunteer Bret Carmer presenting Beth with grant award.
Samira Amirzadegan of Chase Bank and Mark Carmer of Extended Family® presenting LaToya with grant award.
Friends, family and Extended Family® with Misty on moving day.
Jasmine Pérez, her 7-year-old son JJ pictured with Mark Carmer of Extended Family®.
Maxx and her twelve-year-old daughter are no longer sleeping in their car. Pictured above with key to their home.
Home of Jasmine Bush and her 3-year-old daughter, Isis who had no safe place to live. Extended Family® paid for renovations to make this uninhabitable house a safe place they could call home.
Yesenia Quintanilla, teacher and single mother of two girls (Lizbeth and Bryana) with Mark Carmer of Extended Family outside Justice at the Northridge Mall.
Brian Yablon, LAUSD school teacher and single father of four, pictured with Mark Carmer of Extended Family®, at the Yablon home.
Eric and Jaylen Castillo, pictured with Mark Carmer of Extended Family® and Gary Thomas of Boys & Girls Club, being presented with a check from Extended Family®.
Gabriel Nunez and his mother Veronica are presented with a check from Extended Family®.
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A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation, Federal Tax ID 30-0647311
Extended Family is the registered trademark of Mark Carmer. All rights reserved.