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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay
190 Camino Oruga, Suite 4
Napa, CA 94558
Telephone: 415-453-3800 x225
Fax: 415-453-3839
Website: www.bbbsnorthbay.org
Contact: Mary Berbae

E-mail: 
mberbae@bbbsnorthbay.org
 
The mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) have a positive impact on the lives of children and families we serve by offering a professionally supported relationship between a caring adult and a child. Big Brothers/Sisters (Bigs) are friends, mentors, and positive role models to the children (Littles) with whom they are matched.

Program Type: Community-based; Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 6 - 15
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: weekly contact
Length of commitment: at least 12 months
Mixed Roots Foundation
Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP)

601 Van Ness Avenue #E234

San Francisco, CA  94102

Telephone: 800-659-6958
Fax: 888-674-9099
Website: www.mixedrootsfoundation.org

Contact: Holly Choon Hyang Bachman

 
The Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serves as the first and only national / global multicultural foundationthat cross-sects the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience. Our vision is to leverage philanthropy and grassroots fundraising to provide important post adoption resources for adoptees and their families.  Our mission is to promote and support organizations that serve as a resource to the diverse adoption and foster care community, create more awareness of the adoption and foster care experience, and inspire future generations of adoptees and foster youth to achieve their dreams and goals through collaboration with likeminded individuals, businesses and organizations in the greater community. The Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP), one of Mixed Roots Foundation’s charter programs, sponsors youth who are adopted and/or in foster care to be matched with adult adoptee mentors that serve as positive role models that promote cultural understanding and self-acceptance of being adopted and/or in foster care as well as participate in educational and multicultural program events and activities.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: 
Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic; Career development
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 7 - 17
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 - 4 contacts per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
A Home Within
2255 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: 415-621-1749
Fax: 415-294-9020
Website: www.ahomewithin.org
Contact: Saralyn Ruff
 
A Home Within seeks to break the cycle of chronic loss experienced by so many foster youth with a simple, scalable model. We believe that every foster child deserves to have a healthy, stable relationship with at least one caring adult.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: 
Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: any ages, as long as they are or were in the foster care system
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: N/A
Length of commitment: N/A - individual psychotherapy
Volunteers of America Northern California Northern Nevada
Foster A Dream 
638 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Telephone: 925-228-0200
Fax: 925-228-0202
Website: 
www.fosteradream.org and www.voa-ncnn.org
Contact: Erin McDonnell
 
Foster A Dream was founded in July of 2002, by Lori Cohee, a former foster youth. In 2012, we merged with Volunteers of America Northern California Northern Nevada. Our program goal is to invest in helping foster children become productive citizens and sustain self sufficiency by helping them identify their dreams and see that they go from fantasy to reality. Not only do we seek to prepare foster youth for that adult world, but we seek to preserve for them a childhood – with hopes, dreams and celebrations – that they may otherwise have lost.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support, tutoring/academic, career development, sports/recreation
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee) and group mentoring (1 mentor for every 3 mentees)
Mentee ages: 13 - 24 years old
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 4 hours per month minimum
Length of commitment: 12 months minimum
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