Family to family mentoring program that supports at-risk children and their families who are experiencing challenging circumstances.
Contact Tandem Families
540 South 1st Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Tandem Families is committed to establishing family mentoring for children and their families who are facing challenging circumstances. We recruit volunteer families (tandem families) who mentor children and their families (natural families) in Delta and Montrose counties. Through this ongoing process, children who face extra struggles learn healthier social, behavioral, and emotional skills. The child's family is also provided with support, parenting education and mentoring.
Volunteer families, or tandem families, work with the natural family to enrich a child's life. These tandem families, as well as the natural families, are provided with support from numerous sources such as:
Tandem Families, in collaboration with other family service agencies in the Delta and Montrose counties, are offering Nurturing Parenting classes. A family style dinner is served to all families attending and subjects include appropriate expectations, empathy, non-violent behavior management, appropriate family roles, and supporting children's power and independence. Sessions are focused on families with children 0 to 5 years and 6 to 12 years, but any families interested in participating in this enjoyable, enlightening experience are welcome. For more information contact Tandem Families.
It's especially tough being a teenager. That's why we've developed two additional programs to provide support specific to teens and their needs. GIRLS is a group for adolescent girls to help them develop skills to be successful in school, in family life and in the community. PALS is a group for adolescent boys to help develop positive self-esteem and communication skills.
Family Tracking Program is assigned to the Department of Human Services (DHS) involved families with past involvement with drugs (specifically Methamphetamine). They assist the DHS caseworker with monitoring client needs, including reviewing daily journals, conducting home visits and encouraging positive lifestyle choices and positive parenting and ensuring compliance with the court-ordered Family Service plan. Referrals come from the DHS.
We are always looking for assistance and support to help our communities' children and their families. Here are some ways you can get involved.