Housing Now Mentor Teams


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80205

About

The Salvation Army's Housing Now program is a community effort to assist families and seniors who are transitioning from homelessness into self-sufficiency. This is an opportunity for people in the community to stand in solidarity and help people to succeed in transitioning to a stable home. Our families have regular income; however, it can be challenging to achieve some of the goals people have set. This is an opportunity to act as a friend and mentor to help people succeed into having a stabilized home setting. Housing Now provides rental assistance, case management services and a mentor team for families and seniors as they secure and maintain permanent housing.

Mentor teams work closely with the case manager to encourage and empower the Housing Now families/seniors to meet their short-term goals and provide resources and support to help them meet their big picture goals. The volunteer mentors build meaningful relationships with Housing Now Families and Seniors by coming alongside in friendship and assist the family towards their goals of stability. As a mentor, you will undergo a background check and a one hour orientation/training/Q&A. Orientation/training is provided at the Housing Now office (2201 Stout Street in Denver). You will be matched to a partner or you can attend with a partner - we have a team approach to volunteering. Volunteer mentor teams meet with the families/seniors 2-6 times over a 6-month period. We require participants to attend the training.

Skills

  • Financial Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • 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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