Mental Health: Mentor Youth Through an Early Intervention Program!

About: Bridges Community Support Services

Bridges Community Support Services is a non-profit organization that is working with at-risk youth that are diagnosed with mental health at the early intervention stage, in order to decrease suicide attempts and hospitalization, as well as being placed in residential facilities. BCSS provides mentorship, counseling, group outings, socialization, and target case management for the family.

BCSS hosts youth group meetings, held at the office, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 3-6PM. The organization is recruiting volunteer tutors and mentors. The tutors’ responsibilities would be to assist the teens that have homework. Also, volunteers can assist on any field trips, if they so choose.

Bridges Community Support Services was founded in 2014 as a solution to the desperate need for services in the mental health/ homeless community. They are committed to mental health wellness, including target case management counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, and peer support. They also respond to the basic needs of the target population, which includes the provision of respect and dignity, followed by food, clothing, and housing. They are in need of positive and friendly volunteers who want to make a difference in both the lives of individuals and families.

BCSS provides the necessary training for each volunteer position. VCI’s part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package (inclusive of accident, personal liability and automobile liability insurance, a life Insurance benefit, free workshops, and more) during the hours that you volunteer! Please contact the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program Orange County Coordinator for more information: 407-298-4180 / ldexter@vcifl.org.

RSVP, a part of Ameri Corps Seniors, is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and over. With more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide, AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program shows how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

For more information contact:
Laurel Dexter


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