MENTORING PROGRAM

Mentorship Program

Mentoring a family requires patient listening to their needs and concerns on a weekly basis. We help families with many things; simple and complicated that we take for granted such as: how to speak and communicate in English (e.g. ESL registration), how to gain access to skills, how to register children for school, how to use simple household appliances, how and where to store food, how to cross a road, how to get a library card, how to keep their apartment clean, how to maintain personal hygiene and so much more.

The refugees will also be enrolled in the formal DFWROS Mentorship Program which has the following goals:

  • Employment sessions with the mentors and their mentees.
  • The mentor will help the mentee identify the types of jobs that they can target.
  • Refugees learn to interview for the job, fill out an employment application, and write a short resume.
  • Refugees gain assistance to get work visas.
  • Host 2 Employment Training Days. The mentors share their work experiences.

Another primary goal is to host a “Refugee Work Employment Fair” and invite local employers who are willing to speak with and hire refugees in our program. Conduct outreach programs for potential businesses that are open to hiring refugees. As a part of that program, we maintain support of that working refugee with the mentor/mentee program. At the end of the year, the refugee graduates from the mentorship program and that refugee can reciprocate by becoming a mentor to a new refugee.

The Impact
The mentorship program will have a profound impact on the project area and the community. It will:

  • Help to build an insular support network.
  • Assist in the main challenges refugees face: housing, language, job skills and placement, establishing a support network.
  • Bring assistance to refugees from outside employers who are willing to hire them.
  • Help to build an insular support network.
  • Assist in the main challenges refugees face: housing, language, job skills and placement, establishing a support network.
  • Bring assistance to refugees from outside employers who are willing to hire them.

Mentoring Guidelines

  • Visit ever week.
  • Check on the family.
  • Inform/teach about stove, dishwasher, oven so on if needed.
  • Teach how to store food, hygiene, cleaning.
  • Help open the laundry card if needed.
  • Help with library card.
  • Any mental issues, health issues.
  • Job applications, interview prep.
  • Help enroll in Driving classes, ESL classes and so on.
  • Just provide a listening ear.
  • Teach how to use FS, remind to renew.
  • School help, talk to kids about school, grades homework bullying and so on.
  • Personal health, walks, fresh air , park.

Mentoring Guidelines

  • Visit ever week.
  • Check on the family.
  • Inform/teach about stove, dishwasher, oven so on if needed.
  • Teach how to store food, hygiene, cleaning.
  • Help open the laundry card if needed.
  • Help with library card.
  • Any mental issues, health issues.
  • Job applications, interview prep.
  • Help enroll in Driving classes, ESL classes and so on.
  • Just provide a listening ear.
  • Teach how to use FS, remind to renew.
  • School help, talk to kids about school, grades homework bullying and so on.
  • Personal health, walks, fresh air , park.