|Adult Mentors for Juveniles-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County||Adult mentors are matched with juveniles. They get together on a regular basis to participate in activities that are enjoyable for the both of them. An agency staffer is available to answer mentors' questions, provide assistance, and keep them informed about agency happenings and special events.
||Clinton||Big Brothers Big Sisters - Adult/Child Mentor Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentoring Program||The Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA provides children facing adversity (including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration) with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community BBBS is accountable for each child in the program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success||Chester||Big Brothers-Big Sisters Southeastern Pa - Chester; Exton||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Independence Region|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berk County - TEEN||A group mentoring program for teens ages 13 and older who are already a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Designed to teach adult-life skills and help teens prepare for the decisions they will need to make after high school graduation. Meets once a month. It is run by teens.||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties - Blair - Youth Mentoring||provides mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them||Blair||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties - Blair||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties - Huntingdon - Youth Mentoring||provides mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them||Huntingdon||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties - Huntingdon||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair and Huntingdon Counties|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region - Site-based Mentoring Programs||Children 7-16 years-of-age are matched with caring friends (adults, college students or high school students) for one-to-one mentoring relationships. Provides volunteers with consultation and training on mentoring.
Bigs in Blue Program: law enforcement mentoring in the schools during lunch /recess.
Call for additional information about these programs.||Dauphin||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region |
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley||Creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth and adults that ignite the power and promise of youth.
||Lehigh||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Voluntary Action Center||The community-based program matches an adult
volunteer (“Big”) with a child (“Little”) and they get together in the community. “Bigs” and “Littles” have fun together creating memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little Moments…Big Magic.” Research on our volunteer programs points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact “Bigs” have on children’s lives.||Lackawanna||Voluntary Action Center||Voluntary Action Center of Northeast PA|
|Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County, Inc.||Provides a mentoring experience to youth - volunteer Big Brothers, Big Sisters, provide friendship, guidance, support, encouragement in social, educational and cultural experiences.
||Schuylkill||Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County, Inc.||Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County, Inc.|
|Bridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family Homelessness - Mentoring Program||Case Management is provided through an individualized service agreement, guided by the participants developing goals, targeting risk predictors of homelessness including necessary counseling, financial planning assistance, personal mentoring, and case management coordination services in order to fulfill individual goals. Rental assistance from the program is based upon the families' income vs. expenses and decreases over a 12 month period.||Centre||Bridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family Homelessness||Bridge of Hope - Centre County|
|Camp Compass Academy||Introduces urban middle and high school students to outdoor recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing and archery. Students are matched with volunteer mentors who provide tutoring and guidance along with structured outdoor activities. Students earn rewards for meeting their social and academic goals.||Lehigh||Camp Compass Academy||Camp Compass Academy|
|Caring Place Youth Development - Mentoring Program||Mentoring programs are open to young women and men, age 13 to 18. Weekly sessions are led by adult volunteers and help teens communicate openly, discover life options and opportunities, develop social skills, and become aware of the world around them. Meetings may include guided discussions, rap sessions, guest speakers, social events, cultural enrichment activities.
||Lehigh||Caring Place Youth Development Center||Caring Place Youth Development Center|
|CenClear Certified Peer Specialist - Mentoring||A supportive advocate that assists you in keeping on your path to mental health recovery. They are people like you who are living their own mental health recovery journey and are willing to openly share their experience, strength and hope.||Clearfield||CenClear Certified Peer Specialist||CenClear|
|Center Foundation - WomenCare Mentors||Local women are placed into supportive relationships with women volunteers, called Mentors, who are more experienced in life and work.
WomenCare Mentors work with Partners in areas such as:
• Budget management
• Career readiness or advancement
• Communication and problem solving
• Personal growth
• Balancing family and work
||Delaware||Center Foundation - Delaware; Media||Center Foundation|
|Central Behavioral Health - Certified Peer Specialist||A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a staff person who has used mental health and community services and who is using recovery principles in their own life. A CPS has had to pass an educational program and become certified to provide these services.
CPS services can help in the following areas:
- Advocacy/ Mediation
- Provide hope
- Teach wellness strategies
- Provide education (e.g. agency services, community supports, recovery principles etc.)
- Skills building
- Link to community supports
- Develop natural supports
- Goal Planning
- Crisis Support
- Emotional support||Montgomery||Central Behavioral Health - Montgomery; Norristown||Central Behavioral Health |
|Centre County Big Brothers Big Sisters||Provides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youth in Centre County||Centre||Centre County Big Brothers Big Sisters||Centre County Youth Service Bureau|
|Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center - After School Program||New Directions The New Directions Program started in January 2010 with a grant allocation from the Moody's foundation. The Program is a free academic skill building and recreational program offered by Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center. The Mission of the New Directions program is the following:-To help children in elementary and middle schools practice academic skills through tutoring and homework assistance.-To assist students in developing socialization and coping skills and in developing a positive self-image.-To build relationships between students, counselors, and parents to insure the attainment of each students goals.-To provide trips for incentives and the reinforce classroom learning. The Program runs through the school year on Monday-Thursday, from 4:00-6:00 PM.||Chester||Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center - Chester; West Chester||Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center|
|Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry||Represents Chester County businesses before county, state and federal government.||Chester||CHESTER COUNTY CHAMBER OF BUSINESS & INDUSTRY||Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry|
|Chester County Futures - Youth Enrichment||Mentoring programs combine individual mentoring with comprehensive after-school instructional services and financial support, all tailored to fit the needs of the individual student.||Chester||Chester County Futures - Chester; Exton||Chester County Futures|
|Children's Aid Society of Mercer County - Creating Foundations||Creating Foundations is a mentoring program modeled after “Safe Families for Children” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this program is to connect youth and young adults who are between the ages of 14-26 and who are aging out of the Pennsylvania foster care system with a mentor or mentor family who will assist them with the transition into adulthood. The goal of making these connections is that they develop into a lifelong support for the young adults in the program.||Mercer||Creating Foundations||Children's Aid Society of Mercer County|
|Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. - Project MENTOR||Project MENTOR (Mentoring Ex-offenders' Need to Overcome Re-offending) uses volunteer recruits to provide mentoring services to ex-offenders. CRAM also collaborates with other organizations that are in need of our mentoring services, as long as the service is being provided to clients and/or family members of prisoners/ex-offenders.||Dauphin||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. |
|Christ's Home - Transitional Living Program||Offers the following program components for adolescent boys 16 years and older:
- Supervised living;
- Life skills assessment and training;
- Individual and group counseling;
- Case management;
- Mentoring||Bucks||Christ's Home for Children - Main Campus - Bucks; Warminster||Christ's Home|
|City Year Greater Philadelphia - Youth Service Corps||Community Engagement Projects include:
- Painting murals
- Planting gardens
- Creating playspaces
- Renovating schools
- Refurbishing community centers
- Engaging community members, helping share the power of service||Philadelphia||City Year Greater Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Chinatown||City Year Philadelphia|
|Club of Unmatched Littles (COUL)||A group mentoring program which provides immediate mentoring services to youth upon acceptance to the agency, while the Little awaits a One-To-One match.||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Coaching Boys Into Men||CBIM is a leadership program that teaches coaches to talk to their athletes about respect for women and girls and behavior with dating partners. Flyer can be found byclicking here.||Allegheny||Youth Development||United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Community Action Partnership - Navigation||The concept of navigation is to allow the entire household to work closely with a navigator to overcome any barriers that are short-circuiting their pathway to self-sufficiency. The family develops their own plan and goals, and the navigator helps identify existing assets, community resources and other supports to help them realized their goals. Navigators offer support, guidance and resources to make the journey achievable.||Lancaster||Community Action Partnership - Navigation||Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County|
|Community Alternatives - Crawford County Office||Services Provided:
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Intensive In-Home Mentoring
School Based Behavioral Specialist Services||Crawford||Community Alternatives - Crawford County Office||Community Alternatives|
|Community Bike Works - Carlisle Street||Community Bike Works helps kids learn life lessons while they build bicycles! In our Earn a Bike program, students are paired with adult mentors, then spend 12 weeks learning how to fix and ride a bike they choose. At the end of the session, students earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet.
Once engaged in Earn a Bike, students can access our full range of mentoring programs, including afterschool Drop-in, Earn a Book, Youth Leadership, and cycling programs.
Our Junior Earn a Bike programs serves students ages 7-8.
||Lehigh||Community Bike Works - Carlisle Street||Community Bike Works|
|Community Bike Works - Madison Street||Community Bike Works helps kids learn life lessons while they build bicycles! In our Earn a Bike program, students are paired with adult mentors, then spend 12 weeks learning how to fix and ride a bike they choose. At the end of the session, students earn their refurbished bike and a new helmet.
Once engaged in Earn a Bike, students can access our full range of mentoring programs, including afterschool Drop-in, Earn a Book, Youth Leadership, and cycling programs.
Our Junior Earn a Bike programs serves students ages 7-8.
||Lehigh||Community Bike Works - Madison Street||Community Bike Works|
|Community Services Group - Peer Support - Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata||Peer specialists assists adults with mental health issues in basic living skills, support and advocacy, developing a social network and linking them to other services.||Mifflin||Community Services Group - Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata||Community Services Group|
|Community Services Group - Peer Support - Schuylkill||Peer specialists assists adults with mental health issues in basic living skills, support and advocacy, developing a social network and linking them to other services.||Schuylkill||Community Services Group - Schuylkill||Community Services Group|
|Compeer Lancaster||Matches volunteers in one-to-one relationships with adults who are recovering from mental illness. Their friendship provides structured opportunities for socialization which decreases loneliness and increases well being and confidence in the clients. Some opportunities include meeting for coffee, visiting local museums, going out to eat and taking walks together. Volunteers commit to four hour a month for one year. Other volunteer opportunities include making a 15 minute phone call each week to an individual waiting for one-to-one friend. Free training and ongoing support is provided. Within the same program, CompeerCORPS Vet2Vet matches military veterans with a veteran volunteer.
Volunteer opportunities available.||Lancaster||Mental Health America of Lancaster County||Mental Health America of Lancaster County|
|Compeer of Lebanon County||Matches volunteers in one-to-one friendships with people in mental health recovery based on age, gender, and interests.||Lebanon||Compeer of Lebanon County||Compeer of Lebanon County|
|Compeer of Lebanon County CompeerCORPS||Matches veteran volunteers in one-to-one friendships with veterans who are in mental health recovery.||Lebanon||Compeer of Lebanon County||Compeer of Lebanon County|
|Compeer of the Lehigh Valley||A volunteer companionship program between persons in mental health recovery and trained community volunteers. After training that is provided by compeer staff, adult volunteers are matched with adult friends who live with a mental illness. Volunteers are asked to spend one hour per week with their friend. Members of the match meet at mutually agreeable times and for activities they choose.||Lehigh||Pinebrook Family Answers - Allentown - West Walnut||Pinebrook Family Answers|
|Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc Mentoring Program||Mentoring program for teens 14 and older. Teens meet from September to May at a frequency of 2 times per month for one hour sessions. Mentors guide teens to become motivated about their future; set goals to stay in school and find employment. Graduates of the program may enter our Worked UP! Program for Employment opportunities and receive a career Readiness Kit.||Butler||Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc Workshops||Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc.|
|Cornerstone Youth Center||Youth center provides a way for youth to form trusting relationships with people who are dedicated to listening to their hurts, encouraging their hearts, and nurturing them in Christian faith. Provide healthy and safe activities.
||Lancaster||Cornerstone Youth Center||Cornerstone Youth Center|
|CrossNet Ministries - Youth||- Youth Center: A safe place for youth in grades 6-12 to connect with one another, have recreation, free meals and caring volunteers.
- Mentoring: Offers students a place to have safe relationships with caring adults who will listen, encourage and teach life skills. One-to-one mentoring provides a student the opportunity to reach their full potential.
- Free After School Tutoring: Offers a safe place to receive one-to-one tutoring in a variety of subjects.
- Cross Jr: An after school program for youth in grades 2-5.||Lancaster||CrossNet Ministries - Youth||CrossNet Ministries|
|Downingtown Area Communities that Care - After School Mentoring Program||The BIGS After School Mentoring Program is a collaboration between the Downingtown Area School District, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brandywine Area YMCA, Bishop Shanahan High School, and Downingtown Area CTC. It is a peer to peer mentoring program that matches high school students with elementary school students. We initiated this program in the Spring of 2002. The program is currently being offered at six Downingtown Area School District Elementary Schools.||Chester||DOWNINGTOWN AREA COMMUNITIES THAT CARE||Downingtown Area Communities that Care|
|Empowering People In The Community - Supports Coordination||Services include:
•Identify and locate services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities
•Coordinate services through a team approach based on the recipient’s choice and needs
•Monitor service delivery to ensure satisfaction and positive outcomes
•Advocate for the fair treatment and inclusion of individuals and families
•Ensure the health and safety of the individuals supported
•Work as an equal member of the team including the individual, family, and service providers
•Participate in ongoing training and professional development||Philadelphia||Empowering People In The Community - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||Empowering People In The Community|
|Factory Ministries - Factory Youth Center||Open Door Nights: Students come together and connect with one another in a safe place. Facilities include basketball, video game systems, ping pong, pool and fooseball tables, board games, video and a room for dodgeball, hockey and other recreational activities. There is also a lesson time.
Mentoring: The factory has many dedicated volunteers who meet individually with the teens. This allows the staff a chance to cultivate friendships and a opportunity to counsel and offer help and support.
||Lancaster||Factory Ministries - Together Community Center||Factory Ministries|
|Families First - Mentoring Programs||Across Ages is a one-on-one mentoring program that matches Pen Argyl students in the 5th through 8th grade with senior adults over age 50. Learning Together is a high school mentoring program that matches business and community volunteers with Pen Argyl High School students to provide role modeling and encourage higher education.
||Northampton||Families First||Families First|
|Family Care Solutions - Yes Mommy Can (YMC) Mentoring and Summer Residential Program||Family Care Solutions is committed to encouraging teen mothers to pursue higher education. We believe that with proper guidance, support, and resources, young women can be empowered to pursue their dreams of going to college with baby in tow.
Beginning September 2011, FCS is developing a new program, Yes Mommy Can (YMC) Mentoring and Summer Residential Program for promising teen mothers and their children. Beginning September 2011, YMC will provide academic and personal support to encourage teen mothers to stay in school, graduate and pursue higher education. Teens will learn the importance of pursuing a postsecondary education and the impact a college degree or professional certificate has on future earnings and family stability. Matched with FCS program graduates and other professional women with children, teens will find support from those who've experienced and successfully graduated from college or currently enrolled in college while caring for a family.||Philadelphia||Family Care Solutions, Inc. - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||Family Care Solutions|
|First Tee Lehigh Valley and Berks||Provides life skills and core values education to youth through golf instruction
||Northampton||First Tee Lehigh Valley and Berks||First Tee Lehigh Valley and Berks|
|Garage Community and Youth Center - Tutoring and Mentoring||Life and school can be tough. They can also be fun and rewarding. In both cases, it’s nice to have someone with whom to share victories and rough times, someone who will listen and help consider problems and solutions, or someone who can offer a little expertise in a difficult subject. Our tutoring and mentoring program matches any interested student with a caring, youth-loving adult to be an extra support and encourager. It is a rewarding, one academic-year commitment.
||Chester||*Main Site (The Garage Community and Youth Center)||Garage Community and Youth Center|
|Gathered Dreamz - Mentoring||Mentoring individuals group workshop:
- Building self-esteem
- Developing sustainable relationships
- Conflict resolution
- Increasing self-worth
- Personal development
- Career development||Philadelphia||Gathered Dreamz, Inc. - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Gathered Dreamz|
|Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s) - Very Important People Program||The VIP program offers these teens individual counseling, group counseling, mentorship conflict resolution/anger management, life skills, and sexual and drug abuse prevention. We also offer teens cultural activities through Art Sanctuary performances. We sponsor a modern dance troupe, in which teens choreograph their own dance steps. They also express themselves through Hip Hop, poetry, rap and drawing. There is leadership training, job readiness training, and workshops in health.
||Philadelphia||*Main Site (Grands As Parent's)||Grands As Parent's (G.A.P.'s)|
|Huntingdon County Business & Industry, Inc.||-Business Planning & Counseling
-Referrals and Mentoring
-Commercial Properties||Huntingdon||Huntingdon County Business & Industry||Huntingdon County Business Industry|
|Indochinese-American Council - After-School Tutoring, Internship, Counseling, and Mentoring||After-School Tutoring, Internship, Counseling, and Mentoring Program for Youth provides students from the Logan/Olney neighborhood schools, grades 1-12, with academic enrichment, job training, employment mentoring, and leadership training. The program operates after school during the school year.||Philadelphia||Indochinese-American Council - Philadelphia; Logan||Indochinese-American Council|
|Indochinese-American Council - After-School Tutoring, Internship, Counseling, and Mentoring - Logan/Olney E3 Power Center||After-School Tutoring, Internship, Counseling, and Mentoring Program for Youth provides students from the Logan/Olney neighborhood schools, grades 1-12, with academic enrichment, job training, employment mentoring, and leadership training. The program operates after school during the school year.||Philadelphia||Logan/Olney E3 Power Center||Indochinese-American Council|
|In His Eyes Outreach - Mentoring Program||Mentoring women and men in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility to help prepare them for a successful transition back home.||Montgomery||In His Eyes Outreach - Montgomery; Norristown||In His Eyes Outreach|
|Inner City Missions - Mentoring Program||Mentoring is a one-on-one program where mentors, who are college students or young adults living in the Philadelphia area, get paired up with a youth, ranging from 10-18 years old. The mentor meets with the mentored on a weekly basis, doing various activities with them and just getting to know them and their family. For example, last winter, the mentors took the youth on a trip to New York City, where they had the chance to skate in Rockefeller Center and eat new york style pizza. The mentoring allows for the youth to experience life outside of Kensington, while having an older and godly example to follow.||Philadelphia||Cast Your Cares - Philadelphia; Kensington||Inner City Missions|
|Intercultural Family Services - Music and Mentorship Program||Classes team a musician/mentor with students of violin, piano, guitar, vocal arts, hip-hop dance, martial arts, sewing, and African drumming classes.||Philadelphia||Intercultural Family Services, Inc. - Philadelphia; University City||Intercultural Family Services|
|Join Hands Ministry||- "Where to turn" referrals
- Limited direct financial assistance
- Financial planning
- Emergency heat response
- Automobile repair
- Furniture/household items/appliances/clothing/toiletries, etc
- Back to school and holiday assistance
- Guidance / Direct one-on-one mentoring
- Links to faith based counseling and Connect to community and church affiliation
- Life skill support
- Coordinate Medical transportation
- Volunteer opportunities||Perry||Join Hands Ministry||Join Hands Ministry|
|Joni and Friends Eastern PA||Services include:
-Wives Club, for women whose husbands are affected with a disability
-Parents with children with disabilities
-Singles with disabilities
-Couples with children with disabilities
-Wheels for the World, collects and refurbishes old wheelchairs and distributes them worldwide
-Special Delivery, gift packages of institutionalized materials delivered to people with disabilities who are hospitalized, homebound or institutionalized
-Holds 3 one-week retreats per year for families with a disabled family member
-Works with local congregations helping them develop programs for people affected by disability||Lancaster||Joni and Friends Eastern PA||Joni and Friends Eastern PA|
|Joshua House Office||At-risk youth mentoring organization. The Joshua Group is a mentoring program for teenage youth. The program offers the following services: Educational support; Job searching skills; GED certificate training, goal setting; PA drivers license training; and guidance in implementing skills necessary for independent living plans.
||Dauphin||Joshua Group||Joshua Group|
|Justice & Mercy, Inc.||Educates and informs the public at large, advocates cost-effective and practical reforms within the criminal justice system and by supports and encouraging wise public policy.
Networks with and supports other criminal justice organizations and encourage church and community outreach efforts by working to increase knowledge and understanding of public policy issues.
Provides care and aftercare for both offenders and their victims, as we work through mentoring, alternative sentencing and other programs in order to restore and rehabilitate.
Mentor training for ex-offenders
Legislative Issues||Lancaster||Justice & Mercy, Inc.||Justice & Mercy, Inc.|
|Left Out Organization Program (L.O.O.P)||Mentoring, leadership, educational curriculum, tutoring, physical activities, arts & crafts, spiritual guidance to at risk youth.||Dauphin||Left Out Organization Program||Left Out Organization Program (L.O.O.P)|
|Lewisburg Listening Post - Lewisburg School District||The Lewisburg Listening Post is a daily school-based team group mentoring service that provides access to a safe, relaxed, and encouraging environment to all students in the Linntown Intermediate and Eichhorn Middle schools where they may speak freely about anything. Each team of mentors consists of two professionally-supported and trained Near-Peer Mentors (Bucknell undergraduates) who address their needs and refer them to guidance counselors when additional assistance is needed. Students self-select (come of their own volition) to utilize this service.||Union||Lewisburg Listening Post||Lewisburg Area School District|
|Life's Choices - Relationship Mentoring - Kutztown||Provides assistance in building and working on healthy relationships||Berks||Life's Choices - Kutztown||Life's Choices|
|Life Transforming Ministries - New Mornings Reentry Services||New Mornings Reentry Services works with people who are serving time at the Chester County Correctional Center and are returning to the Coatesville area.
Caseworkers work with pre-release and post-release inmates providing a variety of services such as obtaining required ID, coordinating continuity of care upon release including the uninterrupted continuation of health sustaining medications and networking the inmates/previously incarcerated persons into a variety of other essential services.
The Fresh Start course is offered to all inmates but is mandatory for the inmate who chooses to have a mentor as long as the classes are being held during their time of incarceration. These classes offer both practical guidance and foundational faith based principles to help the inmates learn how to think differently and how to make different choices than those they made in the past.||Chester||*Main Site (Life Transforming Ministries)||Life Transforming Ministries|
|Mental Health Partnerships - Trail Guides||Trail Guides is a mentoring program for young adults who experience mental health challenges. The program is recovery oriented and believes that community integration supports the recovery process. Understanding that young adults transitioning from adolescence often experience loneliness, isolation, stigmatization and boredom, Trail Guides counteracts these negative factors and supports people in finding meaning and purpose in life. The peer mentors create unique opportunities to explore vocational and educational interests. In addition, the program provides travel training for participants to learn how to navigate the community and its resources and encourage and assist participants in building a healthy support network.||Montgomery||Community Support Connection - Montgomery County (Mental Health Partnerships (MHP))||Mental Health Partnerships|
|Mentor and Mentor Support||Mentors are trained through Prison Fellowship and then connected with inmates while they are still incarcerated.||Dauphin||HELP Ministries||Christian Churches United|
|Mentor Connection||Mentor Connection is an opportunity for men in recovery and ex-prisoners to connect with a caring man in the community. The mentoring relationship can significantly assist in developing the social skills and confidence for successful re-entry into society.||Franklin||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.|
|Mentoring Volunteer Program-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County||Adult volunteers who are positive role models are paired. By being a friend, a Big Brother or Big Sister can make a difference in a child's life.||Clinton||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County - Mentoring Volunteer Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County|
|Mifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big Sisters||Provides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youth||Centre||Mifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big Sisters||Centre County Youth Service Bureau|
|Monitored Check-In||CareCheckers now has a Monitored check-in service for $14.95 per month. You call us daily and leave your message telling us you are alright. Our log is checked daily so you are assured of peace of mind.||Monroe||Carecheckers, LLC||Carecheckers, LLC|
|NAMI Peer to Peer Education Program||NAMI peer education programs give families and individuals living with mental illness a place to turn, a place to access a strong network of education and support programs presented by trained teachers and facilitators; you benefit from the unique wisdom of their own lived experience with mental illness.||Cambria||NAMI SW PA||NAMI Southwestern PA|
|Neighborhood First Program - ASCEND||Accessing Skills, Competencies, Education via Networking and Development. Provides support to youth after returning home from an out-of-home placement. Includes assessment, mentoring, counseling, case management, and reintegration||Bucks||Neighborhood First Program, Inc.||Neighborhood First Program, Inc. - Bucks; PA|
|New Life In Christ Fellowship - The TIMS Training, Introspection, Mentoring, Service Program||The TIMS Training, Introspection, Mentoring, Service Program are for girls ages 5-18 emphasizing positive peer group involvement, acknowledges goal setting, career planning and community service.||Chester||*Main Site (New Life In Christ Fellowship)||New Life In Christ Fellowship|
|Northeast Ministry - Youth Services||After School Program provides homework help, tutoring, computer lab and enrichment activities for children in first-twelfth grade living in the Marvine/Pembroke low income housing development. Open Monday through Thursday, 3:00pm to 5:30pm during school year when BASD is in session.
Summer camp program offers swimming and various activities for children, 6 to 12 years of age. Operates for seven weeks during the summer, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm with extended hours until 3:00pm available upon request.
Older Youth Program meets once per week providing a positive, supervised venue for older youth in grades 8 through 12. Program encourages the young adults to build mentoring relationships with staff & other community adults who encourage positive behavior and good living habits.
||Northampton||Northeast Ministry||Northeast Ministry|
|Octorara Communities That Care - Across Ages||Across Ages is a mentoring program that pairs middle school students with adults fifty and above. The program helps build youth's sense of personal responsibility for self and community through mentoring, community services, social competence training, and family activities.||Chester||*Main Site (Octorara Communities That Care)||Octorara Communities That Care|
|One-to-One||Our cornerstone program…the One-To-One program matches Littles in our agency with Big Brothers or Big Sisters for a minimum of one year. The "matches" get together for an average of 8-10 hours per month (4-hour minimum). Each match has its own unique Case Plan designed to help the Little improve and to provide an actionable plan for the volunteer Big.
||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association - Youth Development||Current youth programs include mentoring, after school, and summer programs. Programs include art, music, reading and recreational programming as well as various family events to highlight accomplishments of participating youth. In addition, provides focused violence prevention and conflict mediation activities and strategies.||Philadelphia||Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association - Philadelphia; Oxford Circle||Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association|
|Oxford Educational Foundation - Mentor Program||Become a volunteer in one of the Oxford schools.
Volunteering confers three benefits:
1. It can make a real difference in the lives of one or more Oxford students;
2. It can help teachers and administrators be more effective in what they do; and
3. It can provide you with an immensely rewarding personal experience.
Join the growing number of Oxford area citizens who are helping to "make a difference" in our schools.
Here are some of the things you can do as an OEF volunteer in the Oxford public schools:
- Classroom Aide: help one classroom teacher on a regular basis in dealing with an entire class or small group.
- Tutor: work on a regular basis with one or two children who are having problems with reading, writing, mathematics, or some other subject.
- Mentor: meet on a regular basis with one student who seems to be in need of adult support and advice.
- Coach: work with team coaches and gym teachers.
- Counselor: assist students with advice about careers and colleges, and with preparation of loan and scholarship applications.
- Clerical: use word processing, filing, and copying skills to assist in one of the school offices.
- Lecturer: lead a class discussion relating to a topic with which you have had extensive training and/or experience.
- Chaperone: act as a group leader for a trip or other activity which takes place off school property.
- Extracurricular Aide: help designated faculty advisor with art, music, theater, publication, or other extracurricular activity.
- Other: any suggestion you might wish to make about other areas of school activity in which you could be helpful. Please make a notation on the application.||Chester||*Main Site (Oxford Educational Foundation)||Oxford Educational Foundation|
|Parent to Parent Networking||Links families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs by providing peer support and mentoring.||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania-South Central Region||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania|
|Philhaven - Peer Support||Provides peer specialists who have been trained and have the desire to partner with mental health consumers to help them gain strength, support and hope in their road to recovery.||Dauphin||Philhaven - Harrisburg||WellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Healthcare Services|
|Project Break Through Casemanagement Program - Salvation Army Williamsport||A case management program that works to improve both the economic self-sufficiency and family stability of program participants. It encourages growth through:
-Setting realistic life-changing goals
-Offering classes tailored to meet needs such as financial planning, job skills, personal growth/self-esteem, and parentng
-Providing a mentor to support and encourage
-Sponsoring special family nights to reduce isolation and promote confidence
-Assisting families with arranging for child care, housing and transportation
-Aiding with spiritual development||Lycoming||Salvation Army Williamsport - Social Services||Salvation Army Williamsport|
|Providence Center - Teen Leaders Program||The Teen Leaders Program is a mentoring program that is a critical intergenerational aspect of the After School Program increasing the individual attention given to the children. The teen leaders provide individualized assistance to the children to complete their homework, develop social and emotional skills, and act as role models for the children.
Additionally the young women and men are offered the opportunity to think about their own educational and career goals. The Leaders are paid an hourly wage for their work, which provides needed income for themselves and families and provides an alternative to at-risk behavior. Enrichment activities are offered to The Teen Leaders that include setting educational and professional goals and receiving help applying to college.||Philadelphia||Providence Center - Philadelphia; West Kensington||Providence Center|
|Rainbow's End Youth Services||Serves youth and families in the community by providing Spiritual Direction, Academic Assistance and Social Support to children and teenagers through their after-school and evening activities.
- After School Program: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm (grades 1-7); Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm (grades 8-12)
- Awana Clubs: Tuesday, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
- Martial Arts: Monday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Girls Only Program Thursday 6:00pm to 7:30pm (grades 7-12)
- Second Chance Garden
- Tutoring and homework help
||Lancaster||Rainbow's End Youth Services||Rainbow's End Youth Services|
|R.E.C. - Mentoring Program||In conjunction with Susquehanna University students and community members youth mentees will be matched with an appropriate mentor. This match will be based on the completion of a survey and participant information. Commitment requires an hour and a half meeting each week between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.||Snyder||R.E.C. - Youth Programs||R.E.C. (Regional Engagement Center)|
|Recovery InSight - Peer Support Program||Provides peer support services||Lancaster||Recovery InSight - Peer Support Program||Recovery InSight, Inc|
|RSVP - Protege Mentoring Program||Mentors are matched with children and youth to form ongoing one-on-one relationships that increase positive attitudes and behaviors in order to have greater school success.||Montgomery||RSVP - Montgomery; PA||RSVP |
|Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps - After School Program||Our program works in conjunction with the Harrisburg and Steelton/Highspire School Districts to provide a safe, free place for middle and elementary school students to come after school. We offer a choice of two program options to the elementary and middle school students: SPARK, a physical activity program, and Kids in the Kitchen, an academically enriching nutrition education program.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps |
|Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps - Spiritual Enrichment||Dinner and small group offered on a 6-week rotating basis covering a variety of topics which include, but are not limited to:
Marriage enrichment, parenting, self-defense, Bible study, overcoming addiction, Alpha (introduction to the Christian Faith)
**Call to see what current course offerings are. Childcare available for children ages 2-5 for parents who are participating in a small group. Youth groups also available for youth ages 6-15.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps |
|Salvation Army Reading - Modelo One-To-One Mentoring||Pairs adults in one-on-one mentoring relationship with our upper-elementary and middle school students to encourage higher-education, foster long term relationships, and develop self-confidence in the students.||Berks||Salvation Army - Reading||Salvation Army - Reading|
|Sonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Mentoring Program||Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.||Somerset||Sonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Drop In Center||Sonrise Counseling Ministries|
|Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Non-profit assisting individuals and other Non-profits in the areas of Reentry, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Anger Management & Domestic Violence as well as many Training opportunities - See our website||Dauphin||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)|
|Spark Philadelphia - Spark Program||Students participate in school and workplace-based fall Spark Labs where they work on 8 critical professional skills. In the spring, students are matched with mentors and they continue to work on their professional skills and complete an interest-driven project.||Philadelphia||Spark Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Center City||Spark Philadelphia|
|Special Kids Network - Southeast - Information and Referral Helpline||The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Special Kids Network provides free information and referral services through a statewide helpline dedicated to assisting families of children and youth with special needs. The Special Kids Network Helpline can connect you to local resources if you call our toll-free number, 1-800-986-4550, or visit the SKN Help in PA web site and searchable resource database, www.helpinpa.state.pa.us
Children with special health care needs include children who are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. This includes chronic conditions or illnesses such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADHD, depression, asthma, sickle cell anemia, autism and cystic fibrosis.||Dauphin||*Main Site (Special Kids Network)||Special Kids Network - Southeastern Pennsylvania Region|
|Stepping Stones for Life Mentoring Programs||Offers programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.||Blair||Stepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program||Stepping Stones for Life|
|Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)||A school-based mentoring program. It is highly supervised by the professional staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters on-site at participating schools. The target population is elementary and middle school children, adaptable to meet the requirements of a particular school district.
The program works in conjunction with school district officials to improve a child’s academic performance, self-confidence, respect for others & their cultures, and relationships with peers & adults. Mentors can be high school students, college students, or community members (depending on the site).
- Conrad Weiser School District – East Elementary, West Elementary, and Middle School
- Hamburg Area School District – Tilden Elementary and Middle School
- Muhlenberg School District – Muhlenberg Elementary
- Oley Valley School District – Oley Elementary
- Fleetwood School District – Andrew Maier Elementary
- Reading School District – Glenside Elementary
||Berks||Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Student Support Services||Comprehensive, family-like support for former foster children who are enrolled or thinking about enrolling in higher education. Support includes mentoring, career coaching, care packages, holiday and birthday cards, and possible assistance with tuition and books.||21351 Gentry Dr, Suite 130, Sterling VA (Student Support Services)||Foster Care to Success|
|Support Connections of Lebanon County||A program designed to help families and communities successfully address poverty. A long-term program in which a family seeking to improve their life is matched with a mentor in a support team. The matched support teams meet weekly to work on goals set by the program participants. Free meal and childcare for program participants during weekly meetings. The program meets Tuesday nights 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon.||Lebanon||Support Connections of Lebanon County||Support Connections of Lebanon County|
|Teen Central - Youth Center||Provides an activity center, mentoring relationships and weekly discussion groups enabling teens to grow socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
||Lancaster||Teen Central||Teen Central|
|The Elevation Project - Youth program||Provides mentoring, therapeutic and life skill groups for young people (ages 8 – 18) in the juvenile justice system.||Philadelphia||The Elevation Project||The Elevation Project|
|The Garage Community and Youth Center - Mentoring - Kennett Square||The Garage provides tutoring, drop-in homework help, mentoring, service opportunities and recreational opportunities for middle and high school students.||Chester||THE GARAGE KENNETT SQUARE||Garage Community and Youth Center|
|The Garage Community and Youth Center - Mentoring - West Grove||The Garage provides tutoring, drop-in homework help, mentoring, service opportunities and recreational opportunities for middle and high school students.||Chester||THE GARAGE WEST GROVE||Garage Community and Youth Center|
|The Orphan Society of America||The Orphan Society of America provides educational and social support to individuals orphaned by violence.
Services available include:
- Postsecondary Education Scholarship Program
- Financial Relief Program
- Orphan of Registry
- Orphan Resource Center
- Mentoring Program
- Online Community
- OSA Advocacy
- Must be a child or adolescent orphaned by violence (one parent or both)
- Examples of violent death include (but are not limited to) homicide, suicide, war, natural disaster, and sudden death accidents||Chester||*Main Site (The Orphan Society of America)||Orphan Society of America|
|The Program, It’s About Change - York Office||We provide Housing Assistance, Family Reunification Services, Mentoring Services, and Workforce Development
Services to individuals who are returning home from a State Correctional Institute. Re-entrants who are on State Parole are eligible for the above-mentioned services and receive referrals from their Parole Agents.||York||The Program, It’s About Change - York Office||The Program, It’s About Change|
|The Program, It's About Change - Dauphin Office||The Program, It’s About Change provides family reunification, housing assistance, mentoring and workforce development services for individuals returning home from incarceration.
Services to individuals who are returning home to the community from incarceration.||Dauphin||The Program, It's About Change - Dauphin Office||The Program, It’s About Change|
|Threshold Rehabilitation Services - Peer Support Services||Support services provided by a peer to assist in mental health recovery.||Berks||Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.||Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.|
|To Our Children's Future with Health - After School and Summer Program||We're more than just "homework help." In addition to academic assistance, our after school and summer programs provide:
- Computer Skills
- Recreational Activities
- Job Readiness and Life Skills
- A Productive, Safe Environment
- Positive Adult/Youth Relationships
- Opportunities to build life-long friendships and
- After School Snacks and a Hot Dinner for Every Child in Every Program!||Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health|
|To Our Children's Future with Health - Career Mentoring Program||Career Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for community youth to experience what it is like in the adult world. The program matches youth with adult mentors in field of interest.||Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health|
|Transitional Living Program||The Transitional Living Program is a natural extension of the longtime residential services that Christ’s Home for Children has offered to youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The program for teenage boys is situated on the Warminster campus while our Paradise campus is host to the teenage girls. The Transitional Living Program serves adolescent youth, ages 16 and older. The program builds on the successful use of the Teaching Family Model at Christ’s Home to provide an atmosphere of encouragement and support. The program is founded on biblical principles and offers the following program components:
- Supervised living in comfortable, well-equipped, teen-oriented housing,
- Life skills assessment and training,
- Individual and group counseling,
- Case management, and
- Mentoring||Lancaster||Christ's Home for Children - Branch Campus||Christ's Home|
|United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive) - Family Support Services||Family support services for families and parents of children with disabilities -
Community Links: One-stop online source for parents and professionals provides 24/7 access to information about child development, family activities and events, and local resources in Central PA. To learn more, visit: http://www.community-links.net
Family Activities: Provide families with ongoing informal networking and information sharing opportunities with other families and social activities that allow families to relax and unwind in a safe environment. These include pool parties, family movie nights, and an annual Family Fun Fair.
Information and Referral: identifying resources in the community to assist families for needs like special education, family support, disabilities, income maintenance, and basic human needs.
Sibshops: Unique sibling support forum gives brothers and sisters of a child with a disability the opportunity to give and receive support and information in a fun, recreational setting. Offers eight Sibshop sessions per year for children (ages 6-12).
Workshops & Trainings: Offer workshops throughout the year on various topics related to raising a child with a disability or other special needs. Topics includes special education law, estate planning, behavioral intervention, family dynamics, and more!||Cumberland||United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive)||United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA |
|United Methodist Human Services Bridges to Success||Bridges to Success is an economic empowerment program for individuals living in poverty or low-income situations. This program facilitates learning-based co-investigation by facilitators and individuals, supports individuals in stabilizing their situations; building resources, positive support systems, and human capital. People are given a chance to assess where they are, determine where they want to be, and build their own plan to achieve their goals. Support is provided along the way.||Cambria||United Methodist Human Services||United Methodist Human Services|
|United Way of Southwestern PA - Be a Middle School Mentor||Adults can mentor at a Pittsburgh Public School for an hour a week to help a child gain critical real-world experience. Kids with mentors get better grades, are less likely to get involved with drugs, and are 86% more likely to go to college. Click here to view schedules for participating schools.
||Allegheny||Youth Development||United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Valley Youth House - Child Mentoring Program (CMP)||Provides role modeling, tutoring, recreational and life skills development to at-risk children and youth in the community or in daycare settings.
In home respite is provided for families involved with Lehigh County Mental Health and Northampton County Mental Health with a mental health diagnosis.||Northampton||Valley Youth House - High Point Boulevard - Bethlehem||Valley Youth House |
|YoungLives - East Hills||Faith-based mentoring program that connects teen moms with adult women mentors. In addition to mentoring, provides a peer support club for teen moms, childbirth classes, and other social activities. May be able to provide baby clothes for young mothers involved in the program.||Allegheny||Young Lives - East Hills||YoungLives East Hills|
|Youth Mentoring Partnership - Friend Fitness - Conestoga High School||Helps students master goal-setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character strengths through fitness and sports. The program matches volunteer mentors with local teenagers who have varying fitness levels, personal backgrounds, and life circumstances, but that can all benefits from a positive adult role model.||Chester||Youth Mentoring Partnership - Conestoga High School||Youth Mentoring Partnership|
|Youth Mentoring Partnership - Friend Fitness - Great Valley YMCA||Helps students master goal-setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character strengths through fitness and sports. The program matches volunteer mentors with local teenagers who have varying fitness levels, personal backgrounds, and life circumstances, but that can all benefits from a positive adult role model.||Chester||Youth Mentoring Partnership - Great Valley YMCA||Youth Mentoring Partnership|
|Youth Mentoring Partnership - Friend Fitness - Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus||Helps students master goal-setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character strengths through fitness and sports. The program matches volunteer mentors with local teenagers who have varying fitness levels, personal backgrounds, and life circumstances, but that can all benefits from a positive adult role model.||Philadelphia||Youth Mentoring Partnership - Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus||Youth Mentoring Partnership|
|Youth Mentoring Partnership - Friend Fitness - Upper Main Line YMCA||Helps students master goal-setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character strengths through fitness and sports. The program matches volunteer mentors with local teenagers who have varying fitness levels, personal backgrounds, and life circumstances, but that can all benefits from a positive adult role model.||Chester||Youth Mentoring Partnership - Upper Main Line YMCA||Youth Mentoring Partnership|
|YWCA Lancaster - Empowerment Center (Prevention Education and Support Groups)||Provides services to youth and the community for the prevention of sexual violence, teen pregnancy, school drop out, gender bias and racism.
Sexual violence prevention programs include:
- Personal Safety: An elementary program that defines age-appropriate boundaries, discusses different types of touches, empowers children and identifies adults allies.
- Healthy Relationships: A middle, high school and adult program that defines harassing behaviors, differentiates flirting from sexual harassment, and teaches healthy relationships.
- Relationships and Dating Violence: A high school to adult level program that defines warning signs of dating violence, introduces dynamics of power and control and identifies the qualities of healthy relationships.
- The Red Zone: A high school to adult program that defines warning signs of dating violence, introduces dynamics of power and control and identifies the qualities of healthy relationships.
- Sexual Assault 101: A high school to adult level program that defines rape and clarifies consent, examines cultural rape myths, and introduces bystander prevention skills/men as allies.
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A high school to adult level program that defines sexual harassment in the workplace, teaches proven techniques to respond appropriately and defines your rights and legal requirements.
- Mandated Reporter Training (Act 126) available for school districts, personnel or other organizations that come into contact with children.
Support groups include:
- Girl Power: Weekly program for pre and adolescent girls aimed to ease the transition between the last year of elementary school and middle school; also focuses on truancy, drug and alcohol prevention, and healthy self-esteem.
- TechGYRLS After School Group: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program for girls ages 9 to 14 years
Summer camps include:
- TechGYRLS: An elementary and middle school age summer camp for girls geared toward encouraging girls to be excited about science, technology, engineering, math, and the trades. Girls participate in programs that focus on team building, self awareness/self esteem, workplace skills and business etiquette.
||Lancaster||YWCA Lancaster||YWCA Lancaster|