Answer the Call: Be a Mentor
Ever since Lydia Home had telephones installed in the 1950s, the children that have lived here have used them to call friends and family. Today, kids are able to call out two days per week to share about their lives. However, many kids in our care have no one to call. Some kids can’t legally contact relatives and others have family that simply don’t care that their child is calling. To avoid embarrassment, our staff give their cell phone numbers to the kids to call.
Part of our mission in providing a nurturing environment for our kids is helping them establish healthy relationships with adults outside of Lydia Home. These Mentors commit to one child living at Lydia Home—to get to know them, have fun with them, teach them life skills, and be available for phone call day.
Click here for more information about our programs and how to become a mentor.