Buddies Mentoring Program

Our Buddies Mentoring Program aims to match children in our shelter, Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing programs with one-on-one mentors who will take them for regular outings and provide them with long-term social support. All mentors undergo an intensive screening process and mandatory orientation.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Need to provide transportation
  • Must commit to 6 months minimum
  • Meet with mentee at least once a month

What to become a mentor? Download the form HSI Buddies Mentor Packet

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about the program, please email: mentor@hsinj.org