We believe in the power of woman to woman mentoring, connecting the mentee to someone who supports, encourages and believes in her potential.


Raising HOPE serves women who know that success is a possibility and seek support to reach their goals. Our mentees have a broad range of life experiences and represent a broad cross-section of ages, ethnicities and socio-economic levels. They all have one thing in common: A desire to improve their lives, and those of their families, by making a commitment to their mentors – and themselves – to work hard to achieve their goals. The requirements to become a mentee are minimal. You must be willing to commit to a year as a Raising HOPE participant. You must be over 18 years of age, have a minimum of six months of sobriety and are free from domestic abuse. Find out more about becoming a mentee with Raising HOPE.

Download a Mentee Application here.


We welcome all women over 18 years of age who have life experience they’d like to share and a desire to help others to consider becoming a mentor. You do not have to have a social service or counseling background to be a successful mentor. Indeed, many of our mentors have business and academic backgrounds, which allows them to guide their respective mentees down the paths they have chosen.

Our mentors play a number of roles, including:

  • Partnering to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals.
  • Being a sounding board about choices and priorities.
  • Providing feedback in communication and life skills.
  • Motivating when encouragement is needed.

All mentors receive training and supervision throughout the year and meet monthly with fellow mentors to exchange experiences and support. You must be willing to commit to a year as a Raising HOPE mentor. Find out more about becoming a mentor with Raising HOPE.

Download a Mentor Application here.