The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in more than 30 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support. Founded in 1980, The Network has made a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children and adults across the country. We create innovative programs and implement systems—from our national continuous quality improvement program to our outcomes measurement tools—that enable us to deliver quality services and supports to the people we serve.
Who We Serve
Our continuum of home and community-based services make a difference in the lives of many people, including:
- Youth and Families at Risk
- Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Youth with Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Adults with Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Elders in Need of Support
Youth and Families at Risk
For youth and families at risk we offer family preservation services designed to help keep families together and therapeutic foster care and foster care for medically complex children when it isn’t possible for a biological family to remain intact. We also offer a range of specialized school-based and non-residential programs for young people, including day treatment and our specialized school for young men in the Maryland public schools.
Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Our continuum for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities includes a full range of residential and non-residential services, including our innovative Host Home model where both adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in warm, caring homes of their choosing with individuals who we call Mentors. For individuals with more intensive needs, we offer a range of community-based residences that are designed to support people with both medically complex conditions and behavioral challenges. The Network also offers a variety of non-residential services designed to support individuals as they live life to the fullest, including day and vocational programs and supported living options for those who wish to live independently or at home with family.
Individuals with Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Our specialized services for niche populations—including children and adults with brain and spinal cord injury as well as people with medically intensive conditions—offer a range of options designed to empower individuals to live as independently as possible. From neurorehabilitation to supported living to programs developed expressly for veterans and military service members, The MENTOR Network’s specialty rehabilitation services offer options designed to be flexible and responsive to the unique needs of each individual we serve.
Elders in Need of Support
The MENTOR Network also provides adult day health programs for elders and other individuals with complex medical and rehabilitative needs. Our culturally-based adult day center locations are staffed by multilingual employees and offer seniors numerous opportunities for socialization, independent living skill-building and personal enrichment activities including art and music.