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Are you Compassionate? Become a Mentor with the Children's Network of SWFL
ORGANIZATION: Children's Network of SWFL
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9 people are interested
Did you know that you can make an impact for generations in as little as an hour a week? It’s true!
Children’s Network of Southwest Florida has partnered with the United Way Volunteer Center to create a Family Mentor Program. In the program, Volunteer Mentors connect with parents who are served in child welfare. Mentors provide support and encouragement to help the family be happy, healthy, and whole.
By helping support families when they need it most, you can help break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, and poverty - all an hour at a time.
Each Mentor will work to build a committed and trusted relationship with parent(s) to help them define and meet goals to achieve and maintain greater self-reliance to prevent future involvement with the child welfare system.
How Mentors Help
Volunteer Mentors give compassionate, non-judgmental support to work with parents in the following essential areas:
* Social Connection: Helping parents develop social supports;
* Hands-On Assistance: Connecting parents with available benefits and services (such as food stamps, medical resources, free tax filing, etc.);
* Friendly Visitation: Offering a caring and supportive relationship in the spirit of "families helping families" to reduce feelings of isolation; and
* Basic Parenting Assistance: Assisting with parent education by teaching, coaching, and modeling healthy parenting.
If you are new to mentoring, don’t worry. You will receive training on engaging the families, how the child welfare system works, safety, confidentiality, planning for success, and more. We’re here to help you help families!
For more information email us today at: FamilyMentorProgram@cnswfl.org
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About Children's Network of SWFL
2232 Altamont Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, US
Our mission is to work with the community to protect children and preserve families.
Children’s Network of SWFL is the private, nonprofit lead agency that administers the child welfare system in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. Our mission is to work with the community to protect children and preserve families. Since the agency’s founding in 2003, Children’s Network of SWFL has worked so that our communities’ children are safer, have better access to local resources and are able to have a stable, loving, and secure home environment.
4150 Ford StreetFort Myers, FL 33916
May 15, 2023
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour a week
- compassionate, non-judgmental, resourceful, good listener, trustworthy