Children's Aid Society of Mercer County is
Dedicated to the overall well-being of Children & Families. Supporting Children, Families & Community since 1889!
January is National Mentoring Month! Looking for ways to give back this new year? Our Creating Foundations Mentoring Program is the perfect place to start.
Right now in PA, there are more than 15,000 children in The Foster Care System.
Children who are lucky enough, find themselves in the homes of families who are certified to care for them until a more permanent decision can be made for their futures. But what happens to the kids who don’t find a family?
Teenagers are the biggest age group to fall into this category. Often times when there is no Foster Home for these youth to live, they are sent to group homes throughout the state. Although these group homes are designed to make every child successful, there are certain pieces of “normal” living that are just missing.
Most of us are used to having someone in our lives that has taught us things such as filling out a job application, applying to graduate or even filling our gas tanks. The teenagers who are going through the Foster System at this moment typically do not. Even More than learning how to be a productive member of society, these youth just want to know somebody cares. A simple phone call or letter is all it takes to make a kids day.
If you have the smallest bit of time to commit to these youth, we encourage you to inquire about our Mentoring Program. We aren’t asking you to change the world, we are just hoping you will change the outlook of it for them.
For more information, Please contact Mentoring Caseworker, Lauren Belin at 7246624730 ext 42 OR email@example.com
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.