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Mentoring, Volunteers of America Texas, Lancaster, Texas


Organization: Volunteers of America Texas
Contact Name: Sarah Billingsley
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 200 Greene Road
Lancaster, Texas  75146  
United States
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Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Social Services, Prison Ministry, Mentoring, Legal, Directly Serving People, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
4.0 per: Month
Number of Positions:
20
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
22
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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The Volunteers of America Texas Resolana Program prepares women for change and introduces the concept of healthy relationships while they are in jail, but many struggle to continue this healthy lifestyle after release. Mentoring is an opportunity to empower a woman who has been incarcerated by providing this type of relationship. Concurrent with mentoring, mentees will have access to community resources and support from Resolana staff. Our goal is to reduce recidivism by addressing these needs. Having a mentor to cheer them on during this tumultuous time can be a huge factor in success! The most important skill for a mentor to possess is a desire to create a positive, supportive relationship with a woman who is struggling. We will help you with the rest! Mentors will receive training and ongoing support from the mentor coordinator. And mentees must apply to be part of the program, and are highly motivated to change. Mentors are carefully paired with mentees on the basis of personality compatibility. Mentors and mentees meet at least 2 times per month for 1 year. Meetings begin at the Judge John C. Creuzot Judicial Residential Treatment Center in Lancaster, TX. These meetings continue after the mentee is released into the community, for a total of a 1 year commitment. Post release from the treatment center, mentors and mentees choose a convenient location in the DFW area to meet. Requirements for becoming a mentor include: - Must be femaile - Must be 21 years of age or older - Must be able to pass a background check - Must be able to pass a drug screen - Must have reliable transportation If you want to be a mentor and change a life- call, text or email me today! Sarah Billingsley - sbillingsley@voatx.org - 972-632-6577
Initially Posted: 07/13/2016
Last Updated: 07/18/2016