Social Service - Windsor County Partners
Consistent interaction with caring adult role models has proven to have apositive impact on the outcome of children's lives. Windsor County Partners (WCP) is the only county-wide, community-based mentoring program in our region. Adult volunteers commit to about 2 hours a week with their mentees (ages 8-17) for one year, with many continuing into years 2 and 3. All our services are free of charge tovolunteers, children and families.
In this last year, WCP served 27 persons from Hartford and supported 29 partnerships from among 14 towns in Windsor County. Our partners spent 2275 hours together enjoying activities including reading, crafts, museum visits, baking and sporting events. WCP All Partner Events focused on learning, community service and fun.
During this fiscal year, WCP began negotiations with Three River Valley Business Education Partnership to adopt their Springfield school- and community-based mentoring programs. This would enable WCP to serve youth it was formerly unable to reach, while enhancing its long-term sustainability. Offering a choice of programs including one that requires less of a commitment would appeal to a wider range of potential mentors, while providing the opportunity to later deepen their relationship by joining the community program. In September 2010 we completed the adoption process, marking the first time in 36 years that WCP has expanded its vision.
There is always a waiting list of children in need. Our biggest challenge is finding mentors. Given the economic climate, now more than ever, we depend on town support for daily operations. We remain grateful for your continued support andgenerosity.
For more information or to volunteer, please (802) 674-5101 or (800) 491-5101 or email email@example.com.
The Hartford Housing Authority | Windsor County Partners | Health Care & Rehabilitation of Southern Vermont | Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) | Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) | The Upper Valley Haven, Inc. | Women's Information Services (WISE) | The Vermont Center for Independent Living | Vermont Adult Learning | Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc. | The Family Place | Headrest | Bugbee Senior Center | Advance Transit | Twin Pines Housing Trust