Mentoring is also offered to students and young adults who are not yet homeless, but are at risk to help prevent them from experiencing homelessness.
Mentors Help Students Succeed in Life
Mentoring pairs a young person 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 mentee.
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.
Harbor Hope Center of Washington is continually recruiting mentors and expanding its mentoring program. If you have a heart for young people and would like to make a difference in their lives. Please volunteer because mentors are needed.
We provide an easy-to-complete training program to provide volunteers the skills they need to be effective mentors.
All statistics from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Project
A comprehensive support program for Washington youth experiencing homelessness that provides a home, education, and training to equip them for independent living.
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.
Our mentorship program focuses on helping students and parents develop key life skills allowing them to become self-sufficient and thrive after graduation.
To help homeless students maintain their daily commitments, our volunteers provide rides to school, appointments, and activities.
For many of these children, buying clothing is a financial burden. We provide clean, wearable clothing to make student success more likely.
CHANGE A LIFE TODAY
It is our vision to break the cycle of homelessness among Washington’s youth. Your contribution to Harbor Hope Center of Washington provides a hand up, not a handout, to at risk students and those experiencing homelessness.