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ORGANIZATION: Peaceprints of WNY

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Mentors support the work of caseworkers and service/treatment providers by assisting
individuals in reaching their reentry plan goals. Mentors are also helpful in assisting individuals
to establish a life of pro-social activities and meaningful engagement within their communities.
Mentors are trained and matched to mentees based on interest and personality assessments.
Services and ongoing training are implemented and continually monitored and evaluated to
ensure the most effective mentoring practices are used.


Mentor Roles and Responsibilities:
 Complete a written application and screening process.
 A minimum of 4 contacts per month and a commitment for at least 6 months.
 In order to address the needs of the target population Project Blue utilizes a combination of
virtual/online and phone support.
 Volunteer Mentors must attend 3hr online orientation and are offered quarterly support
groups and additional training opportunities throughout the year.
 Mentors are to submit monthly contact documentation to the Mentor Coordinator.
 Mentor and Mentee engage in a regular check-in with the Mentor Coordinator to address
needs, concerns and progress.

For more information on becoming a Mentor, please contact Carolyn Case ccase@peaceprintswny.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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About Peaceprints of WNY

Location:

660 Smith Street, Buffalo, NY 14210, US

Mission Statement

Strengthening communities by rebuilding lives.

Description

As a nationally recognized leader in reentry services, Peaceprints of WNY is on the front line of the social justice and racial equity movement. We exist to disrupt and put an end to the cycle of incarceration that plagues our region to realize a just society in which all have equitable opportunity to live productive lives.

We offer services for individuals at every stage in the cycle of incarceration. Our programs include the following:

  • Empower Youth-- a program focused on providing the tools and resources for individuals ages 14-21 to regain control of their lives.
  • Project Blue-- a jail-based program providing pre- and post- release case management.
  • In-prison Support Groups and Mentorship.
  • Access to Housing-- we operate safe, clean, and affordable transitional and permanent supported housing to those returning from incarceration.
  • Advocacy-- we fight to raise awareness of mass incarceration, its effect on communities, and hold our policy makers accountable for changing this broken and racially unjust system.
  • Food Security-- our community food pantry provides healthy, nutritious food at no cost.

Our transition coordinators maintain caseloads small enough to provide intensive case management. After meeting a client's basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), clients are paired with the programs and services they need to heal. We also offer the support, resources, and tools to empower clients with the skills to rebuild their lives and relationships and give back to their community.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Buffalo, NY 14210

(42.86714,-78.82977)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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