The Family Mentor Program matches trained Volunteer Family Mentors with Centre parents and caregivers who would benefit from additional guidance and peer support. Parents and caregivers are matched with a mentor who will best meet their individual needs.
The goal of the program is to empower and strengthen parent and caregiver capacity to care for their child(ren) by providing them with additional resources and information on Centre services, events, and education/support opportunities. Evidence-based research shows that peer support reduces feelings of isolation and anxiety, and builds skills and confidence in parents with children who have multiple special needs.
Time Commitment: Flexible and dependent on both the needs of the parent who is seeking support as well as the availability of the Volunteer Family Mentor. Mentors can decline to be matched if the timing is not right to do so at the time of a new request.