Seeking Mentors: become a mentor to women returning from incarceration and low-income mothers

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Community Family Life Services

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The Family2Family Mentoring Program connects women returning home from incarceration or living in chronic poverty with successful community members dedicated to uplifting, teaching, and morally supporting them toward their career aspirations and personal development.

Our goal is to link successful mentors with our clients to establish meaningful relationships and promote personal growth. Our mentorships allow people from various backgrounds to positively exchange information about life, employment, family, time management, and health, and to model the habits and attitudes that lead to success.

Prerequisites for a Mentor:

  • Submit an application and attend our 2-hour training;
  • Stable employment and living situation;
  • Sufficient availability in his or her schedule;
  • Open-mindedness, patience, and a willingness to be present for another person.

Mentorship is a 4-month commitment, and mentors are expected to make contact with their mentees at least twice per month. Mentors are encouraged to meet with the mentees in person, stay in touch with their mentees via phone and text, attend mentor training, and report their hours and progress during the mentorship.

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About Community Family Life Services


305 E St, NW, Washington, DC 20001, US

Mission Statement

The Community Family Life Services mission is to provide homeless individuals, families, and women’s reentry with the tools they need to move themselves beyond poverty and homelessness into permanent self-sufficiency. CFLS has two primary goals: to provide short term crisis assistance; and to empower individuals, families, and women’s reentry to change their lives over the long term. Our programs and services include affordable permanent and transitional housing, mentoring for families, employment coaching and placement, case management, family education and food and clothing distribution.


We have two primary goals: (1) to provide short-term crisis assistance, and (2) to empower individuals and families to change their lives over the long term. We achieve those goals through a web of interconnected services in three areas: Housing Services; Supportive Services & Community Outreach; Our holistic approach provides clients with education, skills and support from a committed staff, empowering each client to pursue his/her goals. During the last fiscal year, CFLS logged more than 5,000 interactions with District residents.


We'll work with your schedule.


305 E Street NWWashingtonWashington, DC 20001



  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • speaking with mentee minimum 2 times per month
  • 1 year commitment

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