Our Host Home Model
Our proctor parents do so much more than provide a home—they help children learn and grow, forever changing their lives. As positive role models, teachers, family and friends, our proctor parents develop meaningful relationships with the youth they support and provide:
- 24-hour supervision and support
- Ongoing family- and community-based activities
- Life skills development
- Medication management oversight
Making a Difference at Home
The key to any relationship is the close, one-on-one connection that develops. Whether between caregiver and patient, teacher and student, or, in our case, proctor parent and a child in need, we believe the mentoring relationship is central to helping all young people reach their potential. The support, trust and stability found in our Host Home model are essential ingredients in helping young people learn and grow in natural family homes where they belong.
This is the basis of our successful program, but what ultimately makes it effective is the caring dedication of our proctor parents. For that reason, MENTOR Oregon provides a range of support services to help our caregivers be the best role models they can be.