Mentoring, consoling, restoring, bringing hope, being a friend, there are countless ways to bring hope and joy to another and building meaningful friendships by being there for someone who needs a caring ear.
Mothers Against Murderers Association (MAMA)
Mothers Against Murderers Association provides comfort, healing and growth for mothers who have been bereaved by gun violence. MAMA’s mission is to positively impact the community by providing support for the families of victims, informing the community about the long-term effects of violence, and voicing the need for change to lawmakers. MAMA has received national awards for their work.
211 HELPLINE PALM BEACH & TREASURE COAST
The 211 HelpLine is your local community helpline and crisis hotline. 211 maintains an online directory of providers and services. You can reach out to organizations that are providing programs and services in an area that you are interested in supporting such as hunger relief, homelessness, housing, mental health, suicide prevention and more.
211 HelpLine’s website also houses a list of community coalitions and collaborations that are working to improve quality of life issues for individuals and families living in our community.
In times of crisis or for every day needs, the caring staff at 211 HelpLine provides support and connection to available resources and services in order to help people of all ages. Calls to 211 are free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text Your ZipCode To: TXT211 (8 9 8 2 1 1)
Website: 211 HelpLine Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
Website: 211 HelpLine Palm Beach & Treasure Coast Community Partners
GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM
Abused, abandoned and neglected children in Palm Beach County become the subject of court proceedings through no fault of their own. In order to be sure that their voices do not go unheard and their best interests are served a Guardian ad Litem volunteer is assigned to advocate for them. Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteers work with multi-disciplinary teams that includes a lawyer to advocate for the services and support that each child needs as well as other support teams.
The Guardian Ad Litem volunteer’s role is to get to know the child, visit and support them throughout the case while providing information and recommendations to judges. Studies show that children supported by a Guardian ad Litem volunteer are more likely to be adopted, half as likely to re-enter foster care, perform well in school and have a pathway plan for a permanent home.
The Guardian ad Litem Program needs community minded people like you!
Current Volunteer Needs: Guardian ad Litem (GAL’s) that are Child Advocates and Pro Bono Attorneys.
UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH MENTOR CENTER
United Way of Palm Beach County is a venerated pillar of our community. The Mentor Center also serves as the anchor of the Palm Beach County Mentor Network, a professional affiliation of 55 formal mentor programs working together to elevate mentoring in the community. These local mentor programs oversee more than 10,000 mentor matches. Right now in Palm Beach County, more than 1,000 kids are waiting to be matched with a Mentor. Get involved today to see how you can positively make an impact in our community through mentoring.
Allison Overstreet, Volunteer Services & Mentoring Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (561) 375-6600
Website: United Way of Palm Beach Mentor Center
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN PALM BEACH
Take Stock in Children Palm Beach’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. Students are matched with a caring academically focused mentor volunteer in programs that award college scholarships. Get involved today to see how you can positively make an impact in our community through mentoring.
Kimberly Briard, Mentor Manager
Phone: (561) 307-5485
Website: Take Stock in Children Palm Beach
THE IN-CROWD is proud to partner with all of the above noted organizations.