Our mission is to empower youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills.
Silver Lining Mentoring is the only mentoring organization in Massachusetts that exclusively serves youth in foster care. Founded in 2001, Silver Lining empowers foster youth in Greater Boston to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. We provide long term one-to-one mentoring and life skills development for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Our volunteer mentors are often the only adults in our youth’s lives who are not paid to spend time with them.
We serve youth ages 7 and older through Mentors, our one-to-one mentoring program, and through Leaders, our life-skills program for young people ages 14 and older who are preparing to “age out” of the child welfare system. Our Mentors program includes a specialized mentoring initiative for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in care, which seeks to empower LGBTQ youth to develop a positive sense of self and belonging through providing committed, community-based mentoring relationships with LGBTQ identified adult mentors.