What is a Mentor?

Being a Mentor is about more than just opening your home to someone in need—it’s about opening your heart and your life.  When you take in and care for a foster child or an adult with developmental disabilities, you’re giving them something money can’t buy—a helping hand, a home, a family, and someone who wants to share a life with them.  As a Mentor, you show them through your actions that we all matter and we all deserve to live life to the fullest.  

So who can be a Mentor?  Just about anyone.  You don’t need to be a superhero—just a regular person who’s ready to bring someone into your home and help give them a better life by sharing yours.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a retiree looking for a way to continue contributing to society, a stay-at-home mom looking to earn money at home, or a working family with children of your own.  There’s no magic formula—you just have to be you.  We’ll be with you every step of the way.  And you’ll become part of a whole network of people who, just like you, want to change someone’s life and make a difference at home.

If this sounds like it might be right for you or someone you know, look around this site.  You’ll hear the stories of other Mentors, see the bonds they’ve formed with the adults and children they care for, and how it’s changed all of their lives.  And when you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a Mentor, reach out to us, and someone will contact you with more information.

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