Hillcrest Family Services

Mentor Dubuque

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Since 1997, Hillcrest Family Services has made a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community through mentorship. Supported by a professional staff and advisory council, these one-to-one relationships have helped build friendships and provided emotional support to countless youth. Research shows that children with a mentor are more confident in their school work performance, less likely to skip school, less likely to begin using illegal drugs and alcohol, and get along better with their families.

Making Connections
Community-based program: Adults (18 and older) and children (5-15) meet at the locations of their choice to share activities they enjoy together (fishing, playing board games, going to movies, hiking, or playing catch). We ask for a one year commitment and a minimum of four hours a month. Mentor Dubuque partners with businesses, colleges, and organizations to offer activities and opportunities to meet other matches.

How do I sign up?
To be a Mentor, contact us for an application. The process includes the completion of enrollment materials, an interview with professional staff, reference and background checks, and training. Matches are made based on shared interests, personality and preferences. Contact Amberai Sindlinger for more information: amberai.sindlinger@hillcrest-fs.org

To be a Mentee, the process includes the completion of enrollment materials and an interview with professional staff. Contact Amberai Sindlinger for more information.

Mentor Dubuque's service area includes Dubuque and Jackson counties.

Contact Us

Mentor Dubuque
Amberai Sindlinger, Program Coordinator
amberai.sindlinger@hillcrest-fs.org
Phone: 563-845-0768
Fax: 563-583-7026
The Cove 2728 Asbury Road, Suite 515
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Kalyn Decker, Match Support Specialist
kalyn.decker@hillcrest-fs.org
Phone: 563-845-0768

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