Family Promise of Washington County

Building Community - Strengthening Lives
 

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Family Mentoring

Low-income families face enormous stresses. The pressure can severely disrupt family life and lead to homelessness. Our Family Mentoring program is designed to help families overcome these stresses and to prevent homelessness. It serves as a model for replication by Family Promise IHNs.

In the Family Mentoring program, economically vulnerable families are matched with trained volunteer mentors who work with them, one-on-one, over an extended period.

Mentors help individual families define and meet goals to: 

  • develop life skills
  • connect with community resources
  • improve their housing and employment situations
  • nurture and support their children

Mentors build committed, trusting relationships. They listen. They offer understanding and respect. They help families overcome challenges and disappointments and celebrate successes.

Family Promise is a Non-profit Shelter Network Program for homeless families with children. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, familial status, disability, marital status, military status or survivors of domestic violence in any of its activities or operations.  Contact us at familypromisehillsboro@gmail.com for more information!