(33.80389,-117.77252)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

North, South, East, West Regions of Orange CountyOrangeOrange, CA 92869

About

MHA-Project Together (MHA-PT) seeks responsible adults to serve as positive role models for children, youth and transitional age youth that are clients of the County of Orange Health Care Agency-Children and Youth Services. The youth’s therapist initiates a request for a mentor and agrees to make the mentor a part of the youth’s treatment team. Also the therapist will provide support and consultation to the mentor throughout the match.

MHA-PT mentors provide non-judgmental support and guidance to the youth and assist them to improve their self-esteem, communication, socialization, family and peer-relationships, and become more resilient and independent. Mentors will also work to enrich the youth’s life experiences through involvement in various activities within the community.

Mentors will be thoroughly screened and trained. Training follows nation-wide mentoring best practices with a focus on learning about youth that have emotional and or behavioral issues. MHA-PT Mentor Coordinators will supervise each mentor-client match and will work closely with the mentor to insure the match is progressing in a satisfactory manner and also to offer on-going consultation and training.

Each month MHA-PT hosts group outings that allow all mentors and clients to come together for group socialization experiences and provide a new learning experience for the youth. Outings include, kayaking, indoor rock climbing, hiking, cross-fit, yoga, museums and bowling, to name a few. MHA-PT covers expenses for group outings.MHA-Project Together (MHA-PT) seeks responsible adults to serve as positive role models for children, youth and transitional age youth that are clients of the County of Orange Health Care Agency-Children and Youth Services. The youth’s therapist initiates a request for a mentor and agrees to make the mentor a part of the youth’s treatment team. Also the therapist will provide support and consultation to the mentor throughout the match.


Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 6 months
  • Reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance

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