Mentor 12-year-old refugee from Honduras
Bethany Christian Services
We are looking for a male, Spanish-speaking volunteer to mentor a 12-year-old refugee youth from Honduras. This youth arrived in the United States in January of 2020, where he was first placed in Florida while it was determined if he could be reunited with his 18-year-old brother, who is in Louisiana. That brother is in the care of the Department of Children and Families, so it was determined that he could not be a sponsor for his younger brother.
This youth has been placed in a foster home on the NE side of Grand Rapids since mid-June. He will start as a 7th grader at a local public school in the fall. His case manager shared, "This youth loves art! He loves to draw and paint and color and be creative. He is very talented as an artist. He also likes to play video games and soccer."
This youth has no contact with his father and his mother remains in Honduras and cannot care for him.
About Bethany Christian Services
1050 36th St. SE, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, US
Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.
For refugees fleeing danger, the search for safety can be extremely challenging. And too often, people become numbers in a system that can feel impossible to navigate. That’s why we guide, protect, advocate for, and support refugees. In the U.S., we offer resettlement and continued support services in strategic locations.
Bethany Christian Services' Refugee and Immigrant Services program encompasses adult and family resettlement as well as refugee foster care for Unaccompanied Children and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. Our services for unaccompanied refugee youth include case management, counseling, housing (foster homes, group homes, independent living), classes (New Arrival, Life Skills, driver's training), and volunteer mentoring and tutoring.