Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Help Overwhelmed Moms

Make a difference in a family’s life!  Mentoring Moms, a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, trains adult women to work with mothers who are overwhelmed by the challenges of children and life.  When a mother is supported by a mentor, the entire family is helped, because mentors become important role models for the mother and the children, as well.

Mothers being mentored through the program say “It is so great to have a friend, someone I can really talk to!”  “I have learned so much about raising my son.”  “I feel better as a parent and a person since meeting my mentor.” 

Mentors are caring women who understand how hard it is to raise children and who want to make life easier for other moms.  The moms being mentored are referred through community or family service agencies. The mentors listen, share ideas and offer support as mothers deal with daily challenges of raising children and managing a household.

Registration is now open for Mentoring Moms Winter training of 5 sessions, beginning on Monday, January 30.  Training is held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack. Call (201) 489-9454, ext. 123 to find out how you can become a Mentoring Moms volunteer.

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