Helping people is something Brandy Fortner has always done, as a teacher and a customer service representative. But it wasn’t until 2013 that she found her calling when she entered the healthcare field as a direct support professional.
Over a 13-year period, Leilani Lagua welcomed more than 37 foster children into her home. A few years later, she felt the calling again and this time reached out to California MENTOR’s Family Home Agency in Stockton to open her heart and home to an adult in need.
From a young age, Melissa Coronado was inspired by her parents to give back, and she has used that passion and dedication to grow Arizona MENTOR’s Host Home program in the Tucson area, serving more adults and children in need.
Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network, speaks at the 2018 Ripple of Hope Awards.