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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

26645 W. Six Mile Rd.Redford, MI 48240

About

Our next Informational meeting is Saturday November 18 from noon-2pm. Please send us a message if you would like to learn more about the mentoring program and MCHS!

A positive relationship with a kind, trustworthy adult is an important factor in child and adolescent development. A caring and well-trained adult can inspire and guide a youth in foster care to pursue a productive future and reach his full potential. One study found that after a year in a quality mentoring program, youth in foster care exhibited improved social skills, were more able to trust adults, and had greater self-esteem. Mentoring programs can help youth overcome the challenges of the many transitions they have endured by providing consistent, caring support and modeling of important life skills.

Mentor Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be willing to adhere to all Mentoring Program policies and procedures;
  • Agree to a one (1) year commitment to the program or the length of a mentoring relationship;
  • Commit to spending a minimum of eight (8) hours and at least two (2) times per month with the mentee;
  • Be willing to communicate with the mentee weekly;
  • Agree to attend an orientation training session, as well as a minimum of two (2) additional trainings throughout the year;
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with all pertinent staff members that are involved in the child’s care (i.e., residential team, therapists, case manager, etc.);
  • Have access to an automobile or reliable transportation;
  • Have a current driver’s license, auto insurance, and good driving record;
  • Meet Michigan’s Good Moral Character standard;
  • No previous felonies or misdemeanors, or current pending charges;
  • Able to pass random drug screen and TB test;
  • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five (5) years;
  • Not be currently in treatment for a severe mental health disorder or hospitalized for such occurrences in the past three (3) years;
  • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner;
  • Have not been employed with MCHS in any capacity within the past three months; and
  • Not have falsified information during the course of the application and screening process.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 8 hours and at least 2 times / month
  • Positive attitude!

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