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Virtual Mentoring with Allegheny County Jail Inmates

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Foundation of HOPE

  • 24 people are interested

The HOPE Mentoring Program is a pre- and post-release adult mentoring program for inmates and reentrants in Allegheny County that seeks to develop a relationship of trust and respect between a mentor and mentee. The long-term organizational objective is to support successful reentry by offering mentees support and care. We believe mentoring is a relational process that helps a mentee identify and utilize their gifts and talents. A successful mentor is someone who can focus on the needs of their mentee by being supportive, encouraging, and present.

During this season of COVID-19 distancing, mentor visits happen virtually. This is an opportunity to help combat loneliness by giving mentees someone to connect with, while also providing support and encouragement for mentees to think through goals and next steps after they leave the jail.

Mentor Requirements:

¤ Be present, supportive, and nonjudgmental in a way that builds trust

¤ Be at least 21 years of age

¤ Live in the Western Pennsylvania region

¤ Have access to reliable internet and a webcam for visits

¤ Complete online training and application

¤ Commit to program for at least 6 months

¤ Write mentee at least twice each month.

¤ Complete monthly reports and required paperwork

In order to become a mentor, please express interest through this post or email ahussian@foundationofhope.org for an application and to register for a training.

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About Foundation of HOPE


950 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, US

Mission Statement

"Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives and reconcile to their community."


The Foundation of HOPE provides Excellence in Chaplaincy and Faith-based Pre-and Post-Release Care for Incarcerated and Released Individuals.

We have several ongoing volunteer opportunities at the Foundation of HOPE!

Are you interested in transforming your community one life at a time? Please consider volunteering at the Foundation of HOPE.

For more information contact us at:

950 Second Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-350-2057 (office)

412-350-2138 (fax)



Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Two virtual visits each month and optional letters written in between visits; approximately 2-4 hours each month total.
  • Complete required training and paperwork

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