The MENTOR Network

Children and Families

The MENTOR Network’s services for children and families go all the way back to 1980, when we started our first therapeutic foster care program in Massachusetts. Now we offer a continuum of innovative services designed to empower youth at risk and families to set a positive direction for their lives. Our services include therapeutic and medically fragile foster care, evidence-based intensive in-home treatment, transitional supports and behavioral health supports.

We believe that personalized services and meaningful relationships can have a life-changing impact, and we see that in action each day. Our services for children and families deliver meaningful outcomes, empowering people to overcome the challenges they face and move forward in life.

A National Organization with a Local Touch

The MENTOR Network is a premier health and human services provider with community-based programs in more than 35 states. We are able to support our local programs for children and families with the resources, expertise, technology and systems of a national organization. We have a proven track record of successfully welcoming providers of services to children and families to our organization and are committed to delivering a positive experience—for you, your employees and the individuals you serve.

We currently provide services for children and families in 12 states. We have welcomed many of our programs into The Network through acquisition and have seen the difference that a shared mission to improve quality of life for children and their families has made in their lives.

Responding Quickly to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we worked quickly to protect the safety of the children we serve, as well as our employees and foster parents, and minimize disruption to services so that they and their families could continue receiving services throughout quarantine. We implemented protocols consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and our internal COVID-19 Task Force. We provide PPE including surgical and N95 masks as appropriate to help protect the health of those we serve and our employees.

The MENTOR Network has shipped 1.3 million masks per month across more than 3,000 locations nationwide.

We leveraged our national resources including technology and our experienced staff to adapt our services to the changing needs of those we serve. Children in foster care and their foster parents continue to receive 24/7 support from our caring staff to ensure that they have the resources and services they need. We also implemented telehealth technology so that children with behavioral health challenges could continue receiving therapy in a virtual format from the safety of their homes.

As the pandemic continues to impact our communities, we continue to implement protocols consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and our own COVID-19 Task Force to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

To learn more about The MENTOR Network’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Info Center.

Our Stories

family receiving Family Centered Treatment from The MENTOR NetworkHannah, Ethan and their mother, Charity, have learned to how to heal after loss by using their strengths and developing new skills through Family Centered Treatment®.

“I fought and tried and with the right help we succeeded. My kids are doing what they’re supposed to. And I learned that I can stand on my two feet,” said Charity.  Read Their Story