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Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program
Middlesex YMCA
99 Union Street
Middletown
Connecticut
06051
860-343-6213
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When
Monday - Friday: 5:15am - 9:30pmSaturday: 7:00am - 6:00pmSunday: 7:00am - 5:00pmSundays in July and August: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Walk to Public Transportation?
Yes
Cost?
Free
Language(s) Used in Program
English
Gender Specific Focus
All
Age Group Served
Under 18, 18 Plus, Family Support
Open Access?
No
Age/Access Restrictions
Ages 4-21; for youth who lack support or have behavioral health issues
Child Care Available?
No

Our program has grown and diversified to include a client base of children throughout much of the state, including children who reside in their family home, in foster care, group homes, and in residential treatment centers.

Program Goals:

To help children feel valued, and to build self esteem through the development of a positive relationship with an adult mentor

To assist in social skills development and problem solving

To help stabilize behaviors that will encourage maintenance of existing placement

To help develop positive social and recreational pastimes and interests

To support families with respite from the rigors of parenting special needs children

To build upon the strengths and needs of the family and thereby avert out of home placement through provisions of in home supports.

Program Eligibility:

Children between the ages of 4-21 (will accept older than 21 on case to case basis), for whom traditional in-home supports are insufficient to maintain them in home/school or the community

Children with serious behavioral health issues

Children in residential treatment who lack family or other visiting resources.

Services Provided:

Therapeutic Support and Support Services, Respite, Supervised Visitations/Transportation, Parent Education, Youth Enrichment and Social Skills Groups.

Screening and assessment to determine scope and appropriateness of services.

Home-based pre-service meeting with client, parent/primary caregiver, TSS/SS staff, case manager.

Matching of staff and client based on culture, interests, and schedule compatibility.

Recreational opportunities based upon individual interests and needs.

Development of a service plan to include schedule, activities, and behavioral goals.

Case coordination and participation in Administrative Case Reviews.

Referrals and recommendations

Evaluation of service components

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