Hermiston’s Martha’s House to Offer Free Workshop on Mentor Training

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Martha’s House, a transitional family housing program in Hermiston, is offering a free mentor training workshop on Saturday, March 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 775 W. Highland Ave.

The training is geared toward volunteers interested in or currently mentoring at-risk and vulnerable adults and youth.

Kriss Dammeyer is the featured speaker and will discuss the fundamentals of mentorship, including setting expectations, understanding your mentee’s life experiences, and using your own experience to make a lasting impact on another person’s life.

“Mentor relationships are special because personal connections and support can be very hard to find,” said Dammeyer, who is the executive director of Made to Thrive. “There are so many people who need that person in their corner, rooting for them and helping them understand their own value and self-worth.”

The workshop will also include presentations from mentor leaders at Martha’s House and Forge Youth Mentoring, as well as an opportunity to sign up to become a mentor with a local organization or take a follow-up course to learn more.

Martha’s House is an 18-room transitional family housing program that connects each resident with a volunteer mentor as they work to improve their abilities in job interviews, parenting, personal finances, accountability, and other life skills.

RSVP for the mentor training workshop at www.marthashousehermiston.com/get-involved.

Agape House and Martha’s House are ministries of Eastern Oregon Mission, a nonprofit opened in 1986 to provide for the needs of the greater Hermiston community.

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