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Mentor for a Resident at Just-A-Start House – “Volunteer Opportunity”

Just-A-Start House recognizes that the lack of safe, affordable housing and adequate support systems for young families has led to the increasing rate of homelessness. In our effort to prevent and eliminate homelessness and empower young families, we endeavor to:

  • Provide a safe and supportive refuge from homelessness and abuse
  • Help young women gain the knowledge and life skills they need to live independently and to advocate on their own behalf
  • Encourage mothers to enhance the self-esteem and security necessary for positive nurturing of children
  • Value human dignity, increase the respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, and maintain a commitment to addressing the issues of oppression, including racism, classism, sexism and homophobia
  • Create a community and environment which extends beyond the shelter as young families transition into permanent housing.

Mentor Program: Volunteer your time to spend a few hours a week or every other week with one of our residents.

  • meet for coffee
  • go for a walk
  • good listener, etc.

How to Apply: Please contact Jessica at: jessicaconnearney@justastart.org

Location: 114 Temple Street, Somerville, MA, 02145

Skills needed: Strong boundaries, great communications skills
Training provided
Duration: 3 months or longer
Time commitment: Occasional (weekly or monthly), Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends

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