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Spanish- speaking Mentors Needed!

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LifeTies, Inc.

LifeTies Launches New Volunteer Program

Spanish-speaking Mentors Needed for At-Risk Youth in Mercer County- LifeTies, Inc. is looking for volunteers to mentor youth in Mercer County who have experienced chronic absenteeism or have had contact with the juvenile justice system.

Mentors engage in building a caring, nurturing relationship with youth to help develop character, social relationship skills, career interests, and educational choices. By introducing youth to new experiences and sharing positive values, mentors can help young people avoid negative behaviors and achieve success. Youth with mentors have increased likelihood of going to college, better attitudes toward school, increased social and emotional development, and improved self-esteem.

Mentors who are at least 21 and pass all background checks must commit to at least 4 hours a month for 1 year. LifeTies provides mentors with broad training and support throughout their time as a mentor. For more information or to attend an in-person information session contact us!

LifeTies has a 40 year legacy of serving special populations of youth who have experienced complex trauma and have additional layers of challenges. We work with youth who:
- identify as LGBTQ+
- are pregnant and parenting
- are homeless
- are involved in the juvenile justice system
- are chronically absent from school
- have behavioral health and/or mental health challenges
- have experienced abuse or neglect
- are involved with the child welfare system

LifeTies established the first group home in the country, Rainbow House, in 1991 which focused on young mothers and their babies infected with HIV+/AIDS. Rainbow House currently serves pregnant and parenting youth as well as those with chronic health issues such as diabetes, asthma, lupus, etc.

Triad House was the first group home in New Jersey to focus on working with youth from the child welfare system who identify as LGBTQ+. Both of the group homes are located in Mercer County, but receive referrals from counties throughout the state. We provide the youth with intensive individual and group counseling, life skills, educational support, job searching skills, and family engagement services.

Mary’s Place is a Supportive Housing program for youth between the ages of 18-21. Most recently, LifeTies launched a housing program for homeless young adults in Mercer County for youth ages 18-24, including young mothers and their children as well as unaccompanied youth. This has been a critical service in Mercer County, as homeless shelters are not appropriate for this age group and without this program, there is no other safe housing for homeless youth.

LifeTies' Mentor Program provides a caring adult for vulnerable youth living in the community who are involved in the juvenile justice system or who are chronically absent from school. Beginning September 1, 2021 the Mentor Program will be expanded to serve youth who are questioning or who identify as LGBTQ+.


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About LifeTies, Inc.

Location:

2205 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08638, US

Mission Statement

Nurturing wellness and self-sufficiency in vulnerable youth, young adults and their families.

Description

All of our programs offer our youth and families a safe environment to heal, learn and become better equipped with the support and tools to work towards a brighter future. Our youth face numerous challenges. LifeTies works with adolescents to manage and overcome the effects of physical, emotional and sexual abuse through our programs and services: Triad House, Rainbow House, Mary's Place, Mercer County Family Engagement Program, Intensive In-Community Services, Mentoring Program, and the LifeLink Volunteer Program.

Children & Youth
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2205 Pennington RoadEwing, NJ 08638

(40.28392,-74.78285)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours a month

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