Mercy Connections partners with the Vermont Department of Corrections to match trained female volunteer mentors with incarcerated or criminal justice-involved women making the transition to sustainable lives in Northwest Vermont/Chittenden County.
Mentors come from all walks of life. They support, coach and function as a new and healthy relationship to women transitioning from the criminal justice system to community. Pairs of women are carefully matched for a mutually successful experience, meet one-on-one and participate together in group meetings, healthy social events and continuing education. Friendships are made and lives are transformed through this program.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Participate in training, Wednesdays, April 24- May 22, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at Mercy Connections. Our training program and ongoing support includes mentor support group meetings, education on issues which affect the re-entry process, and healthy social events. Women interested in the training do not need to have prior knowledge of the criminal justice system or mentoring experience to participate.
For more information, please contact Joanne Nelson, Director of Justice and Mentoring Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 846-7164.
Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.