What is a Mentor?

A Mentor is a caring individual who opens their heart and home to a child at risk or an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In our Therapeutic Foster Care program, a Mentor is a foster parent. In our Host Home program for adults with disabilities, a Mentor is a Host Home provider. We call them Mentors because they are more than caregivers to the individuals they help—they are teachers, advocates and family. As a Mentor, you can make a difference and be a hero to someone who needs a helping hand, a friend and a champion for their well-being.

Would being a Mentor be a good fit for you? Connect with us today!

Take the first step to making a difference.
Find a Program Near You

Featured Video
Making a Difference as a Foster Parent

See what it means to make a difference as a Mentor foster parent. When you open your heart and home to a child in need, you're changing a life.

COVID-19 Update Center

The MENTOR Network is committed to the health and safety of those in our care, our team members, and our communities. We continue to implement protocols consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments. For information and resources to support you during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Info Center.

Meet Our Mentors

Meet some of the Mentors who have made a difference for children in foster care and for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.