The Mentoring Program was established in 1998 as a safety net for survivors when they exit the Morning Star Sanctuary shelter. This program seeks to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency through counseling, education, and financial literacy training.
Since the implementation of the Mentoring Program in 1998, there have been more than 150 participants plus numerous children. Nearly every participant is gainfully employed and living independently.
Each month, our mentors, mentees, and their children gather for a meal and motivational or educational program. This aspect of community is an important part of the overall mentoring program and the relationships that are formed between survivors and their mentors.
Through our Mentoring Program, more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service are given annually. If you would like further information about the Mentoring Program, please contact Mary Lee Thompson, Mentoring Program Coordinator at 615-373-1032 or .