Mentors are still available to meet through remote services and phone calls!

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Mentoring Parents, Providing Hope

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Mentorship

What is a Mentor?

Our mentorship program is designed to work with at risk single parents to help establish positive changes through support, guidance, accountability, and involvement. Mentors may assist parents in meeting the requirements of the state to help parents keep custody of their dependants. The ultimate goal is to maintain children safely at home in order to spare them the trauma of separation.

ur mentor program is designed to work with at risk single parents to help establish these positive changes through support, guidance, accountability, and involvement. Our mentors assist parents in meeting the requirements of the state to help parents keep custody of their dependants. 


How does the Parent Mentor program help?

 

Mentoring helps assure those being mentored that there is someone who cares about them, Mentoring assures mentees they are not alone in the day-to-day challenges of being a parent and simply living life.  Research has shown that quality mentor relationships leave lasting positive impacts on those being mentored.  Mentoring is about building connections and . 


Mentors work together with single parents to educate and support them in the following areas:

  • Parenting skills
  • Appropriate housing
  • Financial budgeting and money management
  • Resume building and job skills
  • Continued education 
  • Advocacy and referrals


Mentors are like free life coaches!



Unlike other similar programs, there is no time limit for a single parent to be assigned to a mentor. Mentors and parents are requested to commit to at least a 1 year commitment. 

What are the expectations for a mentor?

 

  • Mentors are to connect at least once a week with their mentee to provide support and encouragement. 


  • Mentors expected to meet at least once a month in person with their mentee in their home if possible or in another designated location. 


  • Mentors help connect their mentee with a local church or other support organization to help widen their support group. 


  • Mentors help identify and ocate the resources needed to help their mentee be successful in their journey.