The MENTOR Network

Stories of our Mentors

“They’re My Heartbeats.”

Darius is a Mentor foster parent who grew up in Dorchester, a Boston neighborhood, with a single mom. Now with two children adopted from foster care and a current foster son, Darius faces the same challenges as any single parent.

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Carla Found Her Foster Parent Community

It takes a village to raise a child and Carla McGhee has found her community in New Jersey MENTOR. She was already a foster parent but a Mentor foster parent recommended she make the switch to our Therapeutic Foster Care program.

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Unwavering Support

For more than 20 years, Leslie Ann Milton, or “Miss Ann” as she is better known to the youth she supports, has welcomed teens into her home as a foster parent. They come seeking a second shot at a very complicated existence.

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Providing a Foundation of Love

Bill and Dianne Granade have lived in Aiken, South Carolina, nearly all their lives – and have been foster parents for more than two decades. To date, they have provided a home to more than 30 children during their time as foster parents.

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A Perfect Match

Like many parents adjusting to an empty nest, Suzanne began to consider what the next stage of what her would look like. She never imagined the difference she could make as a Mentor.

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