Feeling alone is discouraging, especially after leaving prison. Having nowhere to turn is worse. You want to do the right things to turn your life around, but without help it is nearly impossible to stay off "the streets" and start a new life. Hope fades, sometimes in minutes, after release!
MentorWorks mission is to assist addicts, alcoholics and ex-offenders through trained mentors who help develop a workable "Success Plan" for transition into mainstream society. Their plan encourages goals, timelines, and motivations for developing a life of success and productivity for themselves, their family, and community. The plan also incorporates goals to "give back" to the community. The ultimate objective is for MW's helping hand to become a hand-up, promoting self-reliance, self-worth, and healthy family relationships. It is important to note that nearly 100% of MW clients are low to moderate income individuals and live in low to moderate income neighborhoods.
MentorWorks believes that when a person receives a compassionate helping hand and workable plan for transition from incarceration to a life of pride and productivity, they achieve success for themselves, their family, and their community.
We facilitate mentoring relationships with those who have been incarcerated, perhaps one of the most important components of our program as it builds new hope and trust. We assist with needed education and resources, providing emotional and other necessary support, and empower clients to craft a better future for themselves and their families.
In summary MentorWorks 12 week after-care program includes safe, transitional housing coupled with a strong mentoring presence to facilitate successful reentry.
MentorWorks is closely associated with a community of businesses who take an active role in assisting transitioning inmates with employment opportunities. Wasatch Staffing works with these businesses, who offer employment in the housing and construction industry, food service, office staffing, and landscape and business maintenance industries. Employment built around future goals for our clients is key to their success.
Another important part of transitional success focused on sober living, is serious addiction recovery programs. The Family Life Center has an incredible array of programs and services designed to assist successful life rebuilding. Whether our clients need an Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, or a more formal and structured Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, they can be sure they've made informed choices that match their goals perfectly.
The MentorWorks program collaborates with Utah Department of Corrections and Salt Lake and Utah County Jails to identify individuals ready to change. We work with ex-offenders prior to, during, and following release.
Upon release, MentorWorks provides employment assistance, service opportunities, continued addiction recovery support, budgeting classes, self-sufficiency training, relationship development, and fatherhood training. We work with many agencies throughout the region to identify and provide needed services and support. We are grateful for our trusted sponsors and donors who provide invaluable support.
MentorWorks understands the importance of a clean sober environment while moving through transition. Our Sober Living Homes create and maintain this important space to assist clients while they develop and execute their Success Plans.
MENTORWORKS is a program of The Foundation for Family Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.