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Family to Family Mentoring Program : 

Family to Family Mentoring Program at Urban Family’s House of Hope

Urban Family’s House of Hope Organizational Chart FY10 : 

Urban Family’s House of Hope Organizational Chart FY10

Overview of Urban Family’s House of Hope : 

Overview of Urban Family’s House of Hope UFHH (formerly known as My Sister’s House) began program operations in October 1998 under the leadership of the late Pastor John H. Kearney. From October 1998 – September 2009, UFHH has provided services to 1,391 families to include 3,814 children. Services provided at UFHH include case management, information and referral, budgeting workshops, clothing closet, resume assistance, emergency assistance, and family support activities

Mission & Vision : 

Mission & Vision

Mission : 

Mission Urban Family’s House of Hope Inc. is a faith-based community development corporation comprised of “Families Helping Families”. This corporation seeks to mobilize people of faith to take leadership in transforming its community by providing various social service activities with deliberate academic intervention

Vision : 

Vision “Families Helping Families”

What Is Family Mentoring? : 

What Is Family Mentoring?

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involves pairing a family with a volunteer who will provide consistent support and encouragement as the family makes positive changes and becomes increasingly self motivated and self sufficient focuses on helping the family establish a caring and supportive relationship with a volunteer adult mentor recognizes that vulnerable families require more than just material resources, but they also need caring and supportive relationships allows a family to define and set goals, review their progress, and receive assistance in the areas of education, parenting, employment, and other practical needs strongly supports the premise that every family has strengths that if nurtured, can help the family make sustainable change, bringing them closer to stability and self reliance

Fact : 

Fact Every family has strengths that if nurtured, can help the family make sustainable change, bringing them closer to stability and self reliance.

How do our mentors help Families to produce sustainable change : 

How do our mentors help Families to produce sustainable change

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Our mentor’s role is to listen respectively and to provide the appropriate responses that motivates the mentee to explore options to resolve their own issues In our mentoring relationship we provide a collaborative and experiential learning relationship that enables both the mentor and mentee with the opportunity to learn more about themselves and to enhance their interpersonal skills.

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a process that engages both the mentor and mentee in a learning process like a friendship in that it provides emotional support and encouragement, however, the purpose of the relationship is to assist the mentee in learning new skills and new information and to develop an understanding about how this new learning empowers his/her ability to move towards future goals allows a mentor to role model and teach so that a mentee can learn new skills and strengthen their self efficiency allows both the mentor and mentee to learn, grow and develop from the relationship allows the mentor to be more like a coach, teaching and motivating challenges both the mentor and mentee to stretch and grow a relationship in which strong personal boundaries are established and maintained one in which the mentor shows the mentee alternatives, but it is the mentee who chooses and acts one in which the mentor reaches beyond their familiar and comfortable ways of dealing with issues and people

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Our mentors are trained in a two-part three hour session to include the following topics: Mentor roles Maintaining boundaries How to handle a crisis Communication/listening Family demographics Truancy

The Mentee referral Process : 

The Mentee referral Process

Mentee families are referred by partner agency. : 

Mentee families are referred by partner agency. Partner agency must complete referral form and submit it to Program Assistant via fax, email or in person. Following referral, Project Assistant contacts family and schedules interview. At the interview families are asked specific questions about circumstance and the types of individuals that would best suit their family.

The relationship begins! : 

The relationship begins! Following the interview the mentor is then matched with a mentee and the relationship begins.

Responsibilities of the Mentor Role : 

Responsibilities of the Mentor Role

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Mentors engage with their families for the entire fiscal year (unless family decides to leave, grow above the goals of the program, relocation, or extreme circumstances the sever the relationship).The requirement of the mentor-mentee relationship begins with weekly contact and monthly interaction. The mentor tracks the relationship with both the positive and negative interactions that occur on a monthly basis. Mentors are responsible for tracking truancy and the relationship with families and their TANF vendors. Mentors update the Program Manager of any concerns with child abuse or neglect issues. Mentors also become the party involved with making sure that the program is actively achieving the goals designed during the initial visit and in the contract.

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To assist with engagement activities. The Family to Family Mentoring Program has monthly family enrichment activities. Family Movie Night is held on the 3rd Monday night of each month . We also have “Journey to Greatness” which is a program designed to help families address inner- personal relationships.

UFHH has been actively working in this community for over ten years. With the help of the community and partner agencies, we will continue to serve our families and do what we can to meet their needs. -UFHH Our Goal at Family to Family is to plant seeds: one family at a time

Staff at Family to Family and UFHH : 

Staff at Family to Family and UFHH Executive Director-Bishop C. Matthew Hudson Jr. Project Director & Program Director-Evelyn Turner Program Manager- MIT Nadia Washington Social Worker Case Manager-Minister Stephanie Otey Family Support Worker-Lomina Balawa Project Assistant- Charlene Dawkins

Contact Us : 

Contact Us 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Washington, DC 20020 Business: 202-678-4024 Fax: 202-678-4059 www.mmbcdc.org

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