The Family Mentor program at Child Advocates of Placer County provides a Family Mentor volunteer to parents whose children are in the foster care system or at risk of entering the system. The Family Mentor visits the home of the parent each week and helps the parent develop a variety of life skills surrounding things like health, nutrition, budgeting, organization, home care, education, and career and job search.
The minimum commitment for a Family Mentor case with a parent is 90 days. After the initial 90 days both volunteer and parent can reassess to see if they want to renew their contract and continue on with their relationship working toward success together. Our program provides all of the necessary training to work effectively with the parent.
The goals of the Family Mentor program are:
To prevent the child from entering or re-entering the child welfare system.
To help the parent(s) become more independent and self-sufficient.
To end the cycle of child welfare involvement in these families for the next generation.
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of not only a parent, but their whole family, please provide us with your name, email, and phone number so we can get you into our next informational orientation meet-up to get started! To see our upcoming scheduled dates for this month please visit: casaplacer.org/events/list
Our mission is to be the bridge between the most vulnerable in our community and volunteers who want to make a difference.
We serve our community through three volunteer-driven programs: 1) Placer CASA, which trains and assigns volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who then serve children in foster care, ensuring that they have a voice in the courtroom and their needs are met, 2) Placer Mentors, which assigns volunteer Mentors to at-risk youth (ages 8-18) and former foster youth (ages 18-24) who are transitioning into adulthood without families to help support them, and to parents who are struggling to maintain their families, and 3) Prosper Placer, which, in collaboration with local area churches, helps working families who are living below the poverty level find financial prosperity.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
3715 Atherton Rd. Suite 1Rocklin, CA95765
May 28, 2020
Case Work / Management
Counseling / Mental Health
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
30 hours of training
1 hour a week with mentee, 12 hours a year of continuing education