Family Resource Center

at Community Gatepath

Serving San Mateo County

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Parent Mentor Program

Gatepath's Family Resource Center has created a Parent Mentor Program to facilitate parent-to-parent support services for special needs families.  When parents first discover their child has a delay, there are many feelings they may experience; anger, fear, sadness. Often parents need someone to talk to about their child and can better relate to someone that has experienced the same feelings they have. The Parent Mentor Program connects experienced parents with parents that have children that are newly diagnosed. They provide one-to-one support that includes phone calls, emails and person-to-person meetings. The parent mentors also work with the Family Resource Center to help find resources and other support services for new parents.

Contact: Marcy Uecker