The Salvation Army's Housing First program is a community effort to assist families and seniors who are ready to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Housing First helps secure and maintain permanent housing for families and seniors. Most of these families are employed, but struggle to maintain long-term stability.
Our volunteer mentors build meaningful relationships with Housing First Families and Seniors by coaching them toward self-sufficiency. As a mentor, you will undergo orientation/training (approximately 3-4 hours) and a background check. Orientation/training is provided at a location convenient for volunteer mentor group or at the Housing First office (2201 Stout Street in Denver). You will work in teams with other volunteers (typically 2-3 volunteer mentors in a team; 1 team per Housing First family/senior).
Volunteer mentor teams meet with the families/seniors a minimum of 7 times over a 6 month period. We require at least 2 mentors be present during each meeting.
Mentors encourage and empower the Housing First Familes/seniors to meet their short-term goals and provide resources to help them meet their goals.
- Financial Planning
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Life Coaching
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 7 meetings (1-2 hrs) over 6 month period
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