The MENTOR Network

Our History

The MENTOR Network’s roots date back to 1980, when the organization—as Massachusetts MENTOR—received its first contract to provide therapeutic foster care to children and adolescents. Since our beginning, we have evolved from a single, residential program provider serving youth involved in the juvenile justice system to a diversified network offering an array of quality, innovative services to support adults, children and families.

Along the way, we have helped to define a new vision for human services delivery—one that offers the choice and trust found in local relationships combined with the strength, stability and clinical expertise of a national organization. Ours is a network of shared values and resources—a nationwide team of professionals determined to help every individual thrive in a community setting through innovative, flexible programs adapted to specific needs.

Click through the timeline below and take a tour through our rich history, see how we’ve grown, and learn more about us.

The MENTOR Network through the Years