San Diego County Foster Youth Mentor Program
Adult Volunteers Needed to Mentor Foster Children throughout San Diego County!
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Child Welfare Services is the County's child protective services agency. Our mission is to protect children and preserve families. There are over 4,000 foster children who have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect and are unable to reside safely with their families. These children reside in relatives, foster or group homeplacements.
The Foster Youth Mentor Program was developed to help meet the multiple needs of these children. The goal is to provide foster children with caring adult role models. Mentors provide guidance, stability, friendship, and mentoring to build self-esteem, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, academic excellence, and social skills.
For more information, please contact Ross Ramos (619) 767-5211 or Email: Rostum.Ramos@sdcounty.ca.gov
About San Diego County Foster Youth Mentor Program
7947 Mission Center Ct., San Diego, CA 92108, US
Health and Human Services Agency, Child Welfare Services is committed to excellent delivery of culturally competent, family-centered and child-focused protective services.
The Foster Youth Mentor Program matches caring adults with foster children. Foster children are dependents of the Juvenile Dependency Court, and are generally residing in a foster home or a group home. The Mentors provide the children with a supportive and enriching one-on-one relationship that will aid in developing self-esteem. Activities may include providing transportation, tutoring, and various social/educational outings.