Trusted Mentors is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer mentors to adults at risk of homelessness, ex-offenders re-entering society, and young adults aging out of the foster care system.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
This year Trusted Mentors is Celebrating our 15 year anniversary!
Recently, we asked Elizabeth, one of our early mentees, share her experience with her trusted mentor, and how having a mentor made a difference. Here is her story:
Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I came to Trusted Mentors at a time in my life when I was struggling with so many things. Trusted Mentors surrounded me with people who cared about my well-being. They helped me with housing, among other things. I was connected to three mentors during my time with Trusted Mentors, they were all nice women. But there was one in particular who showed me how to be me. The mentor who helped me to truly believe in myself again was Jennifer, she really inspired me, and was always there to talk. To this day, we are still in contact. Trusted Mentors allowed me to experience different things, which I might not have been interested in otherwise. More than they may know, Trusted Mentors was a lifesaver for me.
It took some time, but I got it together. Today I am married and happy. Trusted Mentors played a big role in getting me to where my life is today.