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Be A Mentor To A Youth In Foster Care

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The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) invites Arlington County residents to mentor a local foster child, between 15 and 21 years of age, for its "Looking Up" program.

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a foster child by creating and developing an ongoing relationship, please attend training at DHS on February 4th, from 6-8pm at 3033 Wilson Boulevard, 5th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201.

For more information, please contact Sherri Brothers, Mentor Youth Coordinator at 703-228-1567 or via e-mail at

Mentors offer guidance and emotional support to a foster child and agree to:

  • Participate in a training held by Arlington County Department of Human Services;

  • Complete a background check;

  • Contact mentee by phone or email weekly;

  • Be available once per month for face-to-face contact with mentee;

  • Remain in regular contact with foster care social worker;

  • Be available for ongoing support/training sessions.


    This opportunity is sponsored by: Child & Family Services Division, Arlington County DHS

    We need volunteers who are free at these times

    This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
    Adults (26-54)  Multi-lingual
    Adults (55+)  Small Group (2-10)
    Individual  Unpaid Interns
    Large Group (11+)   

    Upcoming Dates:

    Date Time # volunteers requested  
    Feb 04, 2008 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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    I'm interested in this opportunity

    Contact Person:
    Sherri Brothers, Social Worker, (703) 228-1567, (email this person)

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     3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600A
    Arlington, VA 22201
    (See a map)


       Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Clarendon (Orange Line)

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