Thank you for your interest in the Heart Gallery mentor Program. We are looking
for dedicated, caring members of our community like you to help make the
difference in the lives of foster youth in Lane County ages 13-21. We have
(1) youth to (1) mentor.
There is a great need for committed,
caring adults from our community to mentor youth in foster care. Many of
these youth are aging out of foster care without community resources,
knowledge and people in their lives. They need community resources and
caring community members to help them in the path of independence so they
can become successful adults.
The commitment is for 1 year and can
be longer for at least 10 hours a month. You, as a mentor will guide the
youth and be a resource. You will work close with the youth's entire care
team (caseworker, foster parents, youth and etc.
I am a former
foster youth myself that aged out of foster care system. I have decided to
dedicate my life to giving back to other youth in foster care. I am
currently a foster parent, working on an adoption and a step-mom. My
husband and I have a total of 3 children. I believe strongly in this
program and my vision is that every youth aging out of foster care will
leave with knowledge, community resources and people that care about
The heart felt reward is so amazing to see a youth in foster
care age out and become a success in adulthood. It takes a little effort
to make the difference that is needed in their lives.
Gallery will offer various trainings, classes and events to help you on
your journey. We work close with DHS and comply with all regulations set
forth by the State.
For further information, look at the Mentor Program section of our website and
please feel free to contact us anytime if you
have questions. Volunteer today to be a mentor
for a youth in foster care.
A Family For Every Child
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402