Volunteer to mentor an adult striving to stay housed or out of prison. It starts April 7th and 14th with virtual training and then mentors commit an average of 6 hours a month for a year. Our mentors help transform lives - and our community. Mentors work individually but are not alone. All mentors receive quality training that helps the mentor be successful and ongoing support from professional staff. In return they have the opportunity to build new skills and form new friendships.
Desired skills and expertise: Our trusted mentors come from all walks of life. From business professionals to the formerly homeless, our mentors are equipped with the training needed to begin strategically sharing their knowledge and life experiences with a mentee - helping them make the positive changes they desire for a more successful future.
Support. Stabilize. Succeed.
Put forth your time with an individual in need with Trusted Mentors. A 4 hour training provides information to be a successful mentor. For your convenience there are two information sessions each month, where you can find out more information about our services. Our next two part training dates are Wednesdays, April 7th and 14th. We hold our training once each month.
Look for more info at www.trustedmentors.org and fill out an application so we can contact you with dates and times for our informational/training sessions and answer any questions which you may have about the program. Watch first hand accounts about the power of mentoring at https://vimeo.com/111005408. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which sessions you will be attending.
546 E. 17th St, Suite 102, Indianapolis, IN 46202, US
Trusted Mentors connects trained volunteer mentors with at risk adults to help more people stay housed and out of prison.
Volunteer mentors join an organization which is passionate about mentoring. They are provided training and a personal interview before being matched one-on-one with an individual or family in a homeless prevention program. On-going support is provided during the match. Volunteers sign up for 6 hours a month for a year and make a lasting impact on the community of Indianapolis.
We mentor three vulnerable populations who face unique challenges including:
Young adults (18-24) who are aging out of foster care, diagnosed with a mental health issue, or young mothers struggling economically. These young adults have a higher likelihood of community disengagement, homelessness or incarceration.
Adults (25 and older) who face unique social-economic or social emotional challenges, e.g., chronic homelessness, suffering substance abuse and/or mental illness.
Adults re-entering the population after incarceration. Mentoring can start pre or post-release for those who desire a supportive network that assists with employment and successful reintegration.
With the support of a mentor, over 90% of our mentees succeed at remaining housed and out of prison.