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LifeTies, Inc.

LifeTies, Inc. is expanding its mentoring program and is looking for volunteers to mentor 10 - 21 year-olds in Mercer County who identify as LGBTQ+. Although it is preferable that the mentor identifies as LGBTQ+, we are also accepting allies and family members of those who identify as LGBTQ+.

Mentors engage in building a caring, nurturing relationship with youth to help develop character, social relationship skills, career interests, and educational choices.

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 a virtual 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.

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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
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2205 Pennington RoadEwing, NJ 08638

(40.28392,-74.78285)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours per month for a one year time period.

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