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Success Stories

The definition of success at New Jersey MENTOR is as personal as our services.  For some, it is a teen’s ability to trust someone new and for others it's the ability to be a part of neighborhood and family activities for the first time.

At New Jersey MENTOR we are committed to the notion of everyday miracles.  We invite you to meet the extraordinary people we serve and our dedicated Mentors who open their homes to adults and children in need.  Their stories will touch your heart and illustrate the power of individual achievement and relationships built in home- and community-based settings.

Jameer is Always at Center Stage

When people are around him, Jameer will certainly light up a room with smiles.  He's a singer who also likes to make people laugh, and he recently had the chance to learn important life lessons.
Learn more about Jameer's love of performing and his goals to become a star.

Ericka's Success at NJ MENTOR Community Living Residence

Ericka Leads the Way at Silver Lake

Whether she’s following staff members to the kitchen or dancing around the house to her favorite Elvis tune, Ericka is always on the go in her Community Living Residence.
Read on to see how Ericka has blossomed at home and in the community. 

NJ MENTOR Foster Parent Success

Larry Shows Foster Kids the Ropes

Larry is a natural teacher who leads by example.  As a Mentor he understands what it takes to build a successful foster family and strives to help all children in foster care lead healthy, stable lives.
Read on to see how Larry is showing his foster kids the ropes of life.

Desiree's Success in NJ MENTOR host home

Desiree's Got a New Style

When Host Home providers Aida and Daryl met Desiree, they knew they could make a difference—and they did.  With her Mentors, Desiree feels confident, happy and excited about her new found independence!
Learn more about Desiree's journey to become more independent with her Mentor family. 

John's Success at NJ MENTOR Group Home

John's Smile Lights Pleasant Grove

At Pleasant Grove John has opportunities to do things he’s never done before.  After 44 years in a residential center, John is now an active member of the community—and loving every minute of it!
Read on to see how John is making friends and spreading smiles at his Community Living Residence.