23 people are interested
Mentor a Teen and Make a Lasting Connection
ORGANIZATION: Justice Resource Institute
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23 people are interested
We are looking for volunteer mentors at our GRIP Program.
Sustained mentoring relationships have been repeatedly shown to make a significant, positive impact on youth outcomes. Our program seeks to bring these known benefits to the GRIP community as part of the continuum of services provided.
We will screen, prepare, and support mentors who are committed to being a steady presence and act as a positive role model in their mentee’s life. One-to-one mentor/mentee pairs will be matched after careful consideration by program staff, receive continued supervision, and have access to low-barrier behavioral health services, social and educational activities, and community building opportunities. This formal relationship is expected to last a minimum of one year with weekly contact between mentor and mentee (including two in-person meetings per month), focus on personal goal-setting and feedback loops, and will be supported by program staff for as long as needed.
About our program:
Growing Responsible Independent People (GRIP)
The GRIP Program is an intensive group home located in the diverse community of Lowell, MA. We serve transitional age adolescents who come to us with social, emotional, mental health and behavioral challenges, and histories of complex trauma.
The program strives to teach youth the skills they will need to succeed on their own in the future, including educational, vocational, and social skills. The program helps youth identify community resources and adult services as they transition out of the care of the Department of Children and Families. GRIP works to help adolescents integrate into the community in a supportive way through a strength-based model that identifies their unique capacities.
Within the safety and structure of a home-like environment and a supportive community, our youth are able to build a strengthened sense of self, allowing them to move forward from GRIP with a sense of mastery and autonomy.
About Justice Resource Institute
70 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780, US
The purpose and mission of Justice Resource Institute is to discover, enhance and protect the diverse gifts and unique abilities of individuals, families and communities. We accomplish this by providing a range of comprehensive educational, behavioral and social services in order to maximize the potential in all of us.
Justice Resource Institute is a private, nonprofit human services agency. We seek to provide the highest quality counseling, prevention, behavioral health, education, medication, advocacy, foster care, community living and elderly services to all of our clients in a safe and caring environment in order to maximize the potential in all of us. We have been meeting the needs of families throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for more than 40 years.
319 Wilder StreetLowell, MA 01851
September 29, 2022
- Youth Services
- Mental Health
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training