A new model for integrating adults with developmental disabilities into their surrounding communities has them living with willing families and becoming part of the household. California Mentor is the progam making that happen here in the North Bay.
Not only is there a growing number of clients hoping to find a Mentor household to join, but Adam Barngraff, program manager for California Mentor in their Napa office, explains that they try to have several options to offer each client.
Before those choices are presented, there is an extensive matching process to go through. Rebecca Schweigert of Santa Rosa is a relatively new mentor who describes how it worked in her case.
Schweigert talks more about her experience as a Mentor on the next North Bay Report segment.
To find out more about becoming a Mentor, click here.http://www.camentorfha.com/mentor