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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.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adult Mentors for Juveniles-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton CountyAdult 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. ClintonBig Brothers Big Sisters - Adult/Child Mentor ProgramBig Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County
After School ProgramOur 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.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
Arsenal Family and Children's CenterInfant-parent play groups, toddler-parent play groups, preschool for ages three to five, teen parenting and prevention program, individual parent/child mentoring. Consults with parents who need help dealing with child-related issues. Year-round superviseAlleghenyArsenal Family and Children's CenterArsenal Family and Children's Center
BCPS - Mentoring at the Berks County JailMentors provide support and encouragement for individuals incarcerated at the Berks County Jail System through regular weekly visits. Volunteer provides support, a connection to the community and acts as a positive role model for the inmate in order to help them prepare for their release back into the community.BerksBerks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) - ReadingBerks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS)
Big Brothers Big Sisters - LancasterProfessionally supported mentoring relationships for youthLancasterBig Brothers Big Sisters - LancasterBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region - Site-based Mentoring ProgramsChildren 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. Call for additional information about these programs.DauphinBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital RegionBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
Bridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family Homelessness - Mentoring ProgramCase 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.CentreBridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family HomelessnessBridge of Hope - Centre County
CenClear Certified Peer Specialist - MentoringLinks individuals who have a particular disability or condition or have specific types of life experiences and are interested in meeting or corresponding with others who have similar disabilities, conditions or experiences for the purpose of information sharing and support.ClearfieldCenClear Certified Peer SpecialistCenClear
Centre County Big Brothers Big SistersProvides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youth in Centre CountyCentreCentre County Big Brothers Big SistersCentre County Youth Service Bureau
Children's Aid Society of Mercer County - Creating FoundationsCreating 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.MercerCreating FoundationsChildren's Aid Society of Mercer County
Coaching Boys Into MenCBIM 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.AlleghenyYouth DevelopmentUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Coaching/MentoringThe primary focus of this service is to use the concept of using the acronym for MENTOR: Mentoring Ex-offenders' Need to Overcome Re-offending. Coaching/mentoring is an accountability system designed to assist our clients in their transition from incarceration to becoming responsible and productive citizens of their communities. Our coaching.mentoring program will also collaborate with families, friends and community services.Franklin360 Transformation Center, Inc.360 Transformation Center, Inc.
Community Alternatives - Crawford County OfficeServices Provided: Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services In-Home Mentoring Intensive In-Home Mentoring Nurturing Parenting Anger Management Supervised Visitation Homemaker School Based Behavioral Specialist ServicesCrawfordCommunity Alternatives - Crawford County OfficeCommunity Alternatives
Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc Mentoring ProgramMentoring 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.ButlerConnecting2Tomorrow, Inc WorkshopsConnecting2Tomorrow, Inc.
Family Support ServicesFamily support services for families and parents of children with disabilities. Also provides a lending library of over 450 videos and books. Library is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-5:00 pm.CumberlandCapital Area Children's CenterUnited Cerebral Palsy Central PA
Hill House Association Non-Custodial Employment Program.Job placement; job readiness and preparation; career / employment development; case management/outreach; public transportation assistance; academic / manhood / fatherhood / cultural awareness / mentoring.AlleghenyHill House AssociationHill House Association
Huntingdon County Business & Industry, Inc.-Business Planning & Counseling -Referrals and Mentoring -Workforce Development -Financial Options/Counseling -Commercial PropertiesHuntingdonHuntingdon County Business & IndustryHuntingdon County Business Industry
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 - Moving assistance - Volunteer opportunitiesPerryJoin Hands MinistryJoin Hands Ministry
Joshua Development CorporationOffers supportive housing for women with children. Offers case management, life skills classes, counseling, drug and alcohol support groups, parenting classes, employment services and home ownership education. Housing is section 8 approved. Offers small business education and technical assistance services for low and moderate income persons, including young adults. Provides mentoring, tutoring and life skills development services to disadvantaged youth and their parents, the vast majority being low and moderate-income families.AlleghenyJoshua Development CorporationJoshua Development Corporation
Joshua House OfficeAt-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. DauphinJoshua GroupJoshua 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 Educational forums/workshops Prison tours Legislative IssuesLancasterJustice & 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.DauphinLeft Out Organization ProgramLeft Out Organization Program (L.O.O.P)
Life's Choices - Relationship MentoringProvides assistance in building and working on healthy relationshipsBerksLife's ChoicesLife's Choices
Mentor ConnectionMentor 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.FranklinMaranatha Ministry, Inc.Maranatha Ministry, Inc.
Mentoring Partnership of SWPANational organization which helps mentoring programs in local areas by providing training, recruiting, quality assistance, and support. Offers an online directory where the public can search for mentoring programs. Program seeks to increase the number of mentors in the community through marketing and recruiting, and to improve the quality of existing programs through training, technical assistance, referrals, and public awareness. No direct mentoring services are provided.AlleghenyMentoringMentoring Partnership of SWPA
Mentoring Volunteer Program-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton CountyAdult 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.ClintonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County - Mentoring Volunteer ProgramBig Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County
Mifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big SistersProvides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youthCentreMifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big SistersCentre County Youth Service Bureau
NAMI Peer to Peer Education ProgramNAMI 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.CambriaNAMI SW PANAMI Southwestern PA
Project MENTORProject 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.DauphinChristian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.
Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps Case Management - Project Break ThroughProject Break Through, the Salvation Army Williamsport Corps' case management program, 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 parenting
  • 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
LycomingSalvation Army USA / Williamsport CorpsSalvation Army USA Eastern Territory
Sonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Mentoring ProgramPrograms that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.SomersetSonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Drop In CenterSonrise 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 websiteDauphinSound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)
Spiritual EnrichmentDinner 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.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
Stepping Stones for Life Mentoring ProgramsOffers 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.BlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
United Methodist Human Services Bridges to SuccessBridges 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. CambriaUnited Methodist Human ServicesUnited Methodist Human Services
United Way of Southwestern PA - Be a Middle School MentorAdults 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. AlleghenyYouth DevelopmentUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Women's Care Center of Erie County - Main Administrative Office - Life Coaching for MenThis program is intended to help men identify their life obstacles, improve relationships, develop and achieve personal goals, create action plans and receive support in their life journey.ErieWomen's Care Center of Erie County - Main Administrative OfficeWomen's Care Center of Erie County
Women's Care Center of Erie County - State Street Office - Education DivisionProvides prevention programs for elementary, middle, high school and college age youth. Services include a variety of in-school program curricula for students, sexually active and at-risk student support, college health fairs, resident assistance training, curriculum training and assistance, parent support programs, family resources, professional development and community seminars.ErieWomen's Care Center of Erie County - State Street OfficeWomen's Care Center of Erie County
YoungLives - East HillsFaith-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.AlleghenyYoung Lives - East HillsYoungLives East Hills

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