Conejo Valley Mentoring Program
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This new Conejo Valley program will connect local at-risk families and individuals with mentors who will assist them in finding resources to navigate daily issues including housing, food, and health. Mentors will be a stable influence who will help to connect mentees with available resources and professionals.
We are currently taking applications from Conejo Valley adults who would like to volunteer and establish a mentoring relationship with at-risk families/individuals. Mentors will be trained in early September and matched with a mentee after the training. The program will be supervised by Harbor House.
Role of Mentors:
- Be a listener
- Help the mentee develop life skills
- Be a role model
- Be a friend
- Provide informational resources to connect mentees with available professionals related to housing, food, and health. (The CVMP will share these resources with you so that you can provide them to those you mentor.)
The Mentor is not:
- Responsible for the actions of the mentee
- Providing financial or other direct support
- A fixer of all challenges of life circumstances
- The Mentees therapist or doctor
Interested individuals are asked to complete the application no later than September 1st.
Mentor training will take place on Sunday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.
– John Crosby
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
For more information, please contact Harbor House Executive Director Denise Cortes: firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-464-3533.