"In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Piloted as the first mentor program in Utah County in 1989, the Mentor Advocate Program, otherwise known as MAP, has sought to empower clients, alter community perceptions of the homeless, and meet essential human needs. Its simplistic design is to link community mentors as sponsors to clients who need support, direction, and love. Mentors offer friendship, guidance and support, aiding each client in reaching their personal best potential.
The Food & Care Coalition is always in need of good people who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise to assist clients in navigating a very complex network of social services.
- A desire to impact a person's life.
- Spend about 3 hours each week working with client in a supportive and advocacy role.
- 1 year commitment.
- Agree to a background check and application.
- Ability to balance charity and reasonable client expectations.
- Expect to be challenged and equally rewarded.
- Improving your community family.
- Regular updates and access to community resources and programs for convenience.
- Hands on experiences and rewards.
- Regular activities for mentors and clients.
- Regular orientation and training opportunities and access to FACC staff support.
- Mentor and client appreciation awards.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor you can initiate the process by emailing, writing, or calling Jack Robinson at 801-373-1825 regarding the application and preliminary interview.
Food & Care Coalition
Attn: Jack Robinson
299 E. 900 S.
Provo, UT 84606