59 people are interested
Youth Mentors for Foster Teens - Waterbury Region and Northwest CT
ORGANIZATION: Children in Placement-CT, Inc.
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59 people are interested
Children in Placement is a non profit agency working with local volunteers throughout Connecticut to advocate for abused and neglected children in the child welfare system.
Our Youth Sponsors serve as a steady consistent support to youth 13 - 24 years of age that have been in foster care without a permanent placement, multiple placements, or who are close to or are aging out and for whom adoption is no longer wanted or a viable choice. Youth Sponsors are a caring, supportive adult who is in it for the long haul, willing to guide and nurture the youth. The sponsor works with the young adult to focus on positive youth development, youth driven activities and the development of core competencies (decision making, problem solving, how to access services). A youth sponsor will serve to provide:
- A stable adult to provide guidance
- A positive role model
- A connection to other clinical and support services
- A source of happiness
- A guide to improving the life of the child
- A support system, attending permanency planning meetings and vital school/educational meetings to ensure the youth’s needs are being met
To participate in this opportunity, please contact us or fill out the volunteer application at: www. childreninplacement.org
About Children in Placement-CT, Inc.
155 East St, Suite 202, New Haven, CT 06511, US
Advocating for the best interests of Connecticut’s abused and neglected children throughout the child welfare and judicial systems; Children in Placement secures safe homes, supportive services, and a stable transition into adulthood by objectively assessing and supporting each child’s situation.
Children in Placement is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has been helping the children of Connecticut since 1979. We strive to be Connecticut’s recognized leader and, in this role, bring awareness, partnerships, resources and systemic policy changes supporting children and youth in accessing the supports they need to develop and eventually become successful adults.
Multiple locations Waterbury, CT 06722
August 22, 2023
- Child Welfare
- Child Advocacy
- Crisis Intervention
- Youth Services
- Case Work / Management
- Problem Solving
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours per month
- Must have access to a car, participate in 40 hours of training, work with child into adulthood