MENTORING PROGRAM

An important component of Harbor Hope Center’s Host Home Program is mentoring by Host Home providers and other volunteers. At-risk students often come from families where poverty, illness, and substance abuse are complicating factors. We believe that housing is the first step toward security. Having caring individuals providing a relational pathway to success is the next step toward long-term thriving.

In certain cases, these youth have been abandoned. A lack of parental oversight takes its toll on these children. The challenge of parenting is often complicated by other significant factors like poverty, illness and substance abuse. Harbor Hope Center works to provide counseling, meals, transportation, clothing and relational support that leads to successful student outcomes.

Mentors Help Students Succeed in Life

Adolescence is a scary time. Students often feel insecure because their personality is still forming and they are experiencing changes emotionally and physically. All of these changes coupled with the stress of school, peer pressure and even family dynamics can leave a young person feeling isolated. Mentoring is a solution to the problem of going it alone.

Mentoring pairs a student with a positive adult role model who provides support and guidance. By meeting together weekly, a mentor smooths the path into young adulthood by providing a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the student/mentee.

At-risk young adults who had a mentor were:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college.
  • 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
    All statistics from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Project

HOST HOME

Learn about our Host Home Program and how you can help provide a safe and stable environment for at-risk homeless youth to learn and thrive.

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MENTORING

Our mentorship program focuses on helping students and parents develop key life skills allowing them to become self-sufficient and thrive after graduation.

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TRANSPORTATION

To help homeless students maintain their daily commitments, our volunteers provide rides to school, appointments, and activities.

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CLOTHING

For many of these children, buying clothing is a financial burden. We provide clean, wearable clothing to make student success more likely.

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FOOD

Aiming to work collaboratively with other not-for-profit organizations, our food program is designed to fill social service gaps and end hunger in our community.

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

It is our mission to ensure that no neighbor is left with unmet needs. Your contribution to Harbor Hope Center helps to support our efforts in improving the lives of homeless youth in our community.

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