Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education. Hull helps children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown.
Hull Services Vision:
Children free from behavioural and mental health challenges that impact them, their families, and society.
Hull Services Mission:
Providing leading edge and effective behavioural and mental health services for children and families. Hull is a leader in advocating and engaging others towards realizing the vision.
Hull Services offers an integrated continuum of 27 programs in addition to professional training services and workshops in Calgary and beyond. Through these programs and services Hull provides effective behavioural and mental health treatment and support for children and their families.
Hull Service’s Mentors Matter Program provides mentor volunteers to children in 18 different programs at Hull. The purpose of the mentoring program is to facilitate and support long term mentoring relationships for children and youth who are referred to a Hull Services program. The primary focus is on formal one to one relationships with clearly identified goals and strategies that align with the child’s, youth’s or young adult’s service plan.
- One to one
- Peer mentoring
- Group mentoring
Mentors Matter is part of Hull Services continuum of services. We match volunteer mentors with young people, ages 5-18, who can benefit from having a positive relationship with an adult. The young people who receive support through Hull have experienced chaotic, trouble filled lives. For some of our young people, a volunteer mentor is the only adult in their life who is not paid to be involved with them. One caring individual can have a very powerful and life-long impact on a young person.
Why mentor through Hull? We provide leading edge and effective behavioral and mental health services for children and families. Simply put, we care. And we want you to care too. The Mentors Matter program is dedicated to providing ongoing training and support for all volunteer mentors.
Mentors support young people by being a good role model, having fun together, supporting youth to identify their strengths, and increasing positive community involvement. Possible mentor roles include special skills, group, and 1:1. We have a need for mentors to be involved with youth who are currently in care and transitioning out of care. Consider joining our team!
If you have any questions or would like to get started, please call Marilyn Boston at 403-542-4215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Commit for 1 year; visit with mentor once every week or two (8 hours/month).
• Are 18+
• Have an understanding and acceptance of young people who have mental health, developmental and behavioral challenges. Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to set boundaries, collaborate, be flexible and respectful.