This is an opportunity for someone 55 and over.


Provide support, guidance and empowerment for women who have survived domestic violence. Assist women in building confidence, strength and skills in personal growth, parenting, training and professional pursuits. Weekly contact with woman mentee, via phone or email and 2-3 visits per month with mentee at mutually agreed time and place.


Hours: Approximately 3-5 hours/month with mentee, 2 hours/month with other mentors. 9 month commitment, beginning in February, 2012.


Qualifications: Compassion, patience, positive role modeling, flexibility. Ability to listen, guide and empower women to develop inner and outer resources, skills and connections to live independently.


Training: 20 hour training in late Jan/early Feb, 2012. Training covers domestic violence, healing, life coaching, listening skills, self-care, and network development. Ongoing Learning & Gatherings for all Participants


Support: Monthly 2 hour support and supervision group for mentors.


Please contact Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906, ext. 120 or e-mail at For information on all of SOAR 55’s opportunities please visit us at


SOAR 55 is a program of Newton Community Service Center, mobilizing adults age 55 and over to contribute their skills and experience in meaningful service activities that help strengthen and expand the capacity of local public and nonprofit organizations in Newton and MetroWest.