We are expanding our successful mentoring program for Vermont children of incarcerated parents to include children who have been removed from their homes by social services and placed in the foster care system in Addison County. For these children, whose lives are characterized by instability, the New Circle Mentoring program provides the constancy of a long-term mentoring relationship, which can be a key factor in helping them overcome the obstacles on their paths to healthy adulthood.
While we are actively working to combat the effects of childhood trauma by helping to build mentee resilience, we need
help to make our efforts go even further. Right now there are dozens of at-risk children in the custody of the Central Vermont Department of Children and Families who are in need of a stable mentoring relationship. Please consider making a donation to Safer Society Foundation to help us achieve this critically important mission.
-Erika Linskey, New Circle Mentoring Director