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P.O.Box 1002Bowie, MD 20718


PURPOSE:To give a woman in need of social, developmental and emotional support the companionship of a caring adult.


  • Responsible for meeting with the assigned mentee for the agreed-upon time frame (i.e., often weekly meetings for at least one year)

  • Act as a resource and guide

  • Communicate with their mentee weekly-by telephone, in-person or email-to keep in touch about what is going on in their lives.

  • Spend at least five - eight hours a month engaged in a mutually agreed-upon activity with their mentee.

  • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors-e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening.

  • Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence

  • Honor, all commitments made to the mentee and HMV. Inc.

  • Be respectful of the mentee’s time, opinions, and decision-making.

  • Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee and her family.

  • Be encouraging and supportive of the mentee

    Mentor Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be 25 years of age.

  • Have earned a high school diploma.

  • Submit an application, 2 forms of reference, a copy of a photo ID and an auto insurance card.

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Successfully complete an interview for a mentor position with HMV. Inc.

  • Exhibit a genuine concern for women who have experienced trauma or loss

Responsibility to HMV, Inc. Program

  • Check-in with the program manager once a month.

  • Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested to do so by program manager.

  • Complete evaluation surveys as requested.

  • Recognize role as a mandated reporter and report any problematic issues.

  • Be patient and understand the mentoring relationship is a process that takes work and time.


Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the person and the mentor.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-8 hours a month (Flexible)

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