The MENTOR Network

About The MENTOR Network

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The MENTOR Network is a premier provider of home and community-based health care, inspired by our core values of respect, integrity, inclusion and growth. We offer adults, children, and their families innovative, quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges people face. We are proud to support more than 35,000 individuals across nearly 40 states with the care and support needed to thrive.

Founded in 1980, MENTOR 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

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.  MENTOR 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, MENTOR’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

MENTOR 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.