Foster parents, mentors sought in NWTN
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:01 am
Youth Villages is seeking people in the Northwest Tennessee area to become mentors and foster parents to children in need.
Mentors serve as positive role models to children in Youth Villages’ care, who may be dealing with emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Many children lack a positive adult figure in their lives and can benefit greatly from one-on-one time spent with a mentor, according to Youth Villages.
Mentors are asked to make at least a six-month commitment and spend at least four to six hours per month with their mentees. These times can be spent doing things they both enjoy, such as going out to eat, visiting local attractions, volunteering or reading together.
Potential mentors should be at least 21 years old and attend a free initial training session.
For more information on mentoring, call Tangina Sanders at (901) 252-2898, email her at Tangina.Sanders@youthvillages.org or visit youthvillages.org.
Youth Villages is also looking for foster parents for children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.
These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.
If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free.
Foster parents should be single or married adults over the age of 25 living in the Obion County area. For more information on becoming a foster parent, call Donna Goodman, foster parent recruiter at (731) 660-6767, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit youthvillages.org. Published in The WCP 2.7.12