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Become a Youth Sponsor for a teen or Young Adult- Middletown/Middlesex Region

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ORGANIZATION: Children in Placement-CT, Inc.

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Children in Placement is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers throughout Connecticut to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Our Youth sponsors serve as a steady, consistent support to youth 13-24 years of age that have been in foster care without permanent placement, multiple placements, or are close to aging out of the child welfare system 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 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 stool 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

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About Children in Placement-CT, Inc.

Location:

155 East St, Suite 202, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

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WHERE

2081 South Main StreetMiddletown, CT 06457

(41.50396,-72.67555)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-15 hours per month
  • Access to vehicle, bi-lingual skills a plus, requires 2 year commitment, 40 hours of training

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