|Mentors are matched with a carefully screened recently released ex- offender who is receiving case management through Turnaround. Most clients have little or no support system and face many barriers in finding employment, transportation, affordable housing, and healthcare. Likewise, getting a state ID or a driver’s license for many of them is a very complicated process.
Mentors provide emotional support for clients who oftentimes have difficulty finding a supportive ear. Mentors attend a six hour training in which they learn how to communicate with and encourage their mentee(s). Mentors help steer mentees in the right direction and help them make positive decisions with confidence and integrity.
Our mentors are people who have great abilities to connect with others, and they have the heart to assist one of the most vulnerable populations in our community. They are required to be 25 years old or older and be in a position to meet with their respective mentees occasionally throughout the month.
Mentees have committed various violent and non-violent crimes but are working diligently to start anew. Please help us by volunteering your time to assist them in effectively re-entering our community. Thank you so much for your interest in what we do here at TurnAround, without caring community members like you, a positive and productive re-entry for ex-offenders would be impossible.
|Additional Skills Required:|
|Must be at least 25 years of age, have access to reliable transportation, dependable and consistent, Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least three years, Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years, and not currently on probation or parole.|
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
| Ongoing Project|
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