Housing First Mentor


(39.755814,-104.968094)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80205

About

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.

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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