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The mission of On Common Ground, Inc. is to improve the lives of individuals who are experiencing economic, social and/or familial poverty in the Attleboro Area by fostering and encouraging the active involvement of the local community in 1:1 relationships with them. The core values of the organization are to be expressed through: -Voluntary relationships -Mentoring -Role modeling -Social opportunities -Life - skills education -Friendship -Resource information and referral -Organizational partnerships With the understanding that the condition of any one life will affect the lives of the whole community it is the desire of the organization to improve the quality of life for all through a "principle of connectedness" to one another that crosses the boundaries of generation, ethnicity, creed, social status and capabilities.
The Mentor Center is founded on establishing voluntary associations of emotional kindness as the basis for mentor-mentee relationships in order to create a positive atmosphere for learning life skills. Mentoring in the life areas of: Budgeting, Education,Employment, Healthcare/Nutrition, Parenting, Social relationships, Life coping/satisfaction, By Teaching: Assessment of difficulties, Prioritizing actions, Developing plans of approach, Problem solving skills, Time management, Limit setting, Organizing, Through providing Guidance, Hands on assistance, Information on available resources, Referrals to appropriate agencies. What we do not offer: Monetary assistance, Professional counseling