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The Stand By Me Mentoring Program
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
PO Box 721
Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: 707-938-1990
Fax: 707-935-8136
Website: www.sonomamentoring.org
Contact: Tina Baldry, Program Coordinator
E-mail: tina@sonomamentoring.org


Our mission is to provide academic and social support to help youth reach their highest potential. We do this by matching them one-on-one with caring adult role models from the local community who make a serious three-year commitment to the child they are matched with. Together, they build a trusting, caring relationship in a safe, supportive environment.

Program type: Community-based; School-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring 
(1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 5 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 hour per week
Length of commitment: ideally 2 - 3 years (hopefully a lifetime!)
Mentor Me
426 8th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Telephone: 707-778-4798
Fax: 707-778-1176
Website: www.mentormepetaluma.org
Contact: Deborah Dalton
E-mail: info@mentormepetaluma.org

Mentor Me is a school-based, youth mentoring program that matches adult volunteers from the community in one-to-one mentorships with children and youth in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The three-prong focus of mentoring is emotional support, social integration, and academic help/planning for the future. Our mentors make a minimum commitment of two years, meeting with their mentees a minimum of one hour a week.

Program type: School-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 5 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 hour per week
Length of commitment: 2 or more years
Foster Youth Development Mentoring
Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services
5345 Highway 12, West
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Telephone: 707-577-1913
Fax: 707-284-2037
Website: www.forgetmenotfarm.org
Contact: Beth Karzes
E-mail: bkarzes@sonomahumane.org

Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services, a subordiante organization to the Sonoma Humane Society, provides mentoring through the Foster Youth Development Mentoring program. This is an on-site vocational mentoring program for foster youth between the ages of 14 - 18. All youth are matched one-on-one with a mentor and taught basic skills necessary to prepare for employment. The Humane Society has nine different departments for students to choose from and, after being trained for six weeks and matched with a mentor, they commit to at least one year of service. During this time, youth learn the soft skills necessary to get and retain a job in the real world along with the important relationship building skills from their match. 
 
 Program type: Community-based; Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Career development
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 14 - 19
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 hours per week
Length of commitment: 12 months minimum
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay
1410 Guerneville Road, Suite C6
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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
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