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Mentor a young person who has been homeless

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  • 121 people are interested

Community of Hope’s mentoring program matches youth in our Permanent Supportive Housing program between the ages of 8 to 16 with compassionate, committed, and responsible adult mentors. The purpose of our mentoring program is to support our youth through positive socialization experiences, academic support, and guidance.

What is a mentor? A wise and trusted friend. A mentor guides, listens, coaches and is a positive role model for his/her mentee. The mentor encourages the mentee to develop to his or her highest potential. The mentor helps their mentee to develop a vision for the future and exposes their mentee to new experiences.

How much time is required? The mentoring pair is expected to meet at least twice per month. You should be able to commit for one year or more, be flexible, and have lots of energy! Mentors are also responsible for transporting the mentee to/from outings and paying for the outings (up to $200/year reimbursement available).

Eligibility Criteria:
Mentors must be 21 or over and have completed high school or have a GED.
Mentors must be able to commit for at least one year.
Mentors must be able to meet with their mentee at least twice a month.
Mentors will complete an application, interview, and orientation.
Mentors must be willing to undergo a background check. FBI fingerprinting, MPD check, child protective registry check, and driving record check
Current TB test

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.communityofhopedc.org/mentor

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4 Atlantic Street, SW, Washington, DC 20032, US

Mission Statement

Community of Hope's mission is to improve health and end family homelessness to make Washington, DC more equitable. Our vision is that everyone in Washington, DC has good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and a hope-filled future.


Community of Hope has worked tirelessly for over four decades to impact the future for people in under-resourced communities and families experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC. With the help of our community of donors, volunteers and partners, Community of Hope stays focused on its strategic goals.

End homelessness for families in Washington, DC.

Through our four housing programs, we keep families - all along the continuum of homelessness - safe with a roof over their heads. Our case managers give our families the support they need at the most pivotal times and link them to resources such as job referrals, counseling and mentoring programs for their children.

Improve health and eliminate inequities in health outcomes in under-resourced communities in Washington, DC.

We have three Federally Qualified Health Centers and one community resource hub across the District that meet the medical, dental, and emotional wellness needs of the un- and under-insured. We provide quality, compassionate care and an outstanding patient experience, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Our health staff engages our patients to keep DC healthy through affordable and accessible healthcare.

With a team of almost 400 compassionate staff, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of donors, we are building a strong and sustainable organization that is caring for families, improving lives, and leading change.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Community, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Washington, DC 20032



  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentors make a minimum of a one-year commitment to see their mentees at least twice a month.
  • TB test, FBI fingerprints, Child Protective Registry Check, DC MPD check, driving record, reference check; interview and several trainings

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