• Mentor Code of Ethics

    Mentors have been thoroughly vetted and screened by a fingerprinting and background check, as well as a strict application process and training. We select mentors of integrity, honesty, morality, and a commitment to principles that build healthy families.

    Mentors are not responsible for the personal obligations and commitments that are required of the individuals they mentor. Required commitments to the department, court dates, etc. are the responsibility of the mentee, although a mentor may choose to attend in offering support.

    A mentor’s sole responsibility is to develop a positive relationship of friendship. They provide support, resources, networking, and community connections for their assigned families.

    Mentors are not a means of financial support. Their goal is to help the mentee find the resources they need and ultimately gain stability and self-reliance.

    Mentors are not case workers. While they are motivated to help the mentee accomplish their goals and progress through their case plan, they are not advocates who can mediate before a case worker, supervisor, or judge. Those issues must remain with the stewardship of the case worker.

    Mentors have signed a confidentiality agreement with regards to information shared by the mentee or case worker. All will be kept confidential unless otherwise given permission by the mentee.

    Mentors are committed to the following boundaries:

    • Will not become overly involved in personal issues. 
    • Are required by law to report any illegal activity or issues relating to abuse.
    • Will not  become romantically involved with their mentee
    • Will not be alone with a member of the opposite sex. 
    • Will not be alone with children
    • Will not have overnight visits
    • Will not involve their mentee family in risky activities
    • Will avoid unwelcome physical contact, such as inappropriate touching, patting, pinching, punching, and physical assault. 
    • Will not participate in the use of smoking, drugs, alcohol, or any illegal substance