Exiting the criminal justice system comes with many challenges and hurdles for an ex offender. At Trusted Mentors, we find that when these ex-offenders are paired with a mentor their chance of overcoming their obstacles is dramatically increased. A year of re-entry quickly goes by with a mentor's support, and new habits will be formed and the likelihood of them returning to prison goes down significantly. When you become a mentor with us, you receive the needed training in order to be a positive energy in that person's life. Throughout the year, you get to go to our sponsored events with your mentee and meet other mentors like yourself. Examples of these events are fundraisers, sporting outings, or celebrations of our mentee's recent achievements. Any interested applicants should go to www.trustedmentors.org and fill out an application. You can also easily listen to firsthand accounts about us @ https://vimeo.com/111005408. Please feel free to call us (317-985-50410) with more questions and schedule a time to go to your first training session.
546 E. 17th St, Suite 102, Indianapolis, IN 46202, US
Trusted Mentors connects trained volunteer mentors with at risk adults to help more people stay housed and out of prison.
Volunteer mentors join an organization which is passionate about mentoring. They are provided training and a personal interview before being matched one-on-one with an individual or family in a homeless prevention program. On-going support is provided during the match. Volunteers sign up for 6 hours a month for a year and make a lasting impact on the community of Indianapolis.
We mentor three vulnerable populations who face unique challenges including:
Young adults (18-24) who are aging out of foster care, diagnosed with a mental health issue, or young mothers struggling economically. These young adults have a higher likelihood of community disengagement, homelessness or incarceration.
Adults (25 and older) who face unique social-economic or social emotional challenges, e.g., chronic homelessness, suffering substance abuse and/or mental illness.
Adults re-entering the population after incarceration. Mentoring can start pre or post-release for those who desire a supportive network that assists with employment and successful reintegration.
With the support of a mentor, over 90% of our mentees succeed at remaining housed and out of prison.