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4070
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For children aged 6 to 16, who are at risk of dropping out, mentors can show them alternatives to the environments and opportunities they know. The problem mentoring programs face, though, is that there are not enough mentors available. For example, Durham's program, Durham Companions, has forty volunteer mentors in the program, but a waiting list of sixty children.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 8, Feb 1999, p13, por Periodical Website
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35614
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Columbus County’s Hotline employees listened to and offered solutions for a myriad of issues, from crisis level to everyday. The director, labeling the service as “reflective listening,” revealed the qualification process involved 30 plus hours of community college training courses. From their service’s quality, can be inferred the employees, mostly volunteer, live up to this statement by Carl Rogers: “Listening, rightly done, is the most important thing you can do for a person.”
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 5, Nov/Dec 1973, p24, 26
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36571
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A substance abuse counselor had a dream about creating a house offering a place for recovering from substance abuse. The dream made a reality in 1995 serves recovering women who are either pregnant or caring for a child under the age of five. Also offering a place to successfully transition into society, it fulfills this mission through teaching skills in recovery, parenting, and independent living. Helping also with their transition are individual and group counseling, self-care groups, case management, and crisis intervention.
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36554
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Helping men recover from addictions and changing societal gender perceptions about males is this nonprofit, started in 2006. Transitioning those recovering from addiction is life skills classes offered such as nutrition, money management, and resume writing. Golf Fore Recovery, a fundraising event, helps provide scholarships to offset the cost of treatment at Next Step. Helping to justify its support are statistics illustrating the incidences of addiction and relatively small number seeking recovery help.