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Reintegration Support Network

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

117 W. Main StreetCarrboro, NC 27150 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Reintegration Support Network (RSN) Mentor Program is a volunteer opportunity for adults 18+ with a high school diploma or GED. Individuals eligible for the Mentor Program will either already have their NC Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS) certification or RSN would provide scholarships to complete the requirements for their NCCPSS certification. The RSN volunteer Mentor/peer support specialist is a two-hour per week service commitment over 6-months.

RSN mentors partner with the RSN Program Manager and Program Coordinator, RSN Staff members, and community partners to provide participating youth (ages 14-18 +) with a sense of belonging and the skills and capacities for self-advocacy, healthy relationships and positive engagement in the community. RSN youth participants are in varying stages of recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health issues and/or experience in the juvenile court system.

RSN mentors are specially trained to "meet youth where they are" while supporting them in overall wellness recovery. RSN mentors have the opportunity to give back to their communities while enhancing their own peer support experience. In the event a mentor-youth match is unavailable, mentors can satisfy their service commitment by representing RSN in community events, presentations and speaking engagements within the community, peer group facilitation, and other activities vital to supporting our community youth and broadening RSN's networking base.

Following their 6 months of volunteer service, mentors can become a part of RSN's Youth Recovery Community Corps continuing to receive support from RSN as they undertake supporting youth in their community.

Description

Individuals eligible for the Mentor Program will either already have their NC Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS) certification or RSN would provide scholarships to complete the requirements for their NCCPSS certification. The RSN volunteer Mentor/peer support specialist is a two-hour per week service commitment over 6-months.

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