Community Connections

We are excited to introduce a mentoring program called Community Connections that fosters opportunities for socialization and interaction among our program participants. The goal of the Community Connections program is to identify individuals who would benefit from such activities and pair them with a mentor.

How does it work?

Mentors and mentees will be asked to participate in the program for one year. We ask that they meet two times a month for at least 30 minutes per visit. It is your choice what you do during this time. Some play a game, do a craft, look at magazines or simply enjoy each other’s company. Visits take place weekdays between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at Community Support Systems.

I would LOVE to be a mentor! Now what?

Interested in building a friendship with a mentee? Contact CSS today to apply for this rewarding experience! Each mentor will undergo background checks and attend a mentoring orientation prior to the first visit with the mentee. Questionnaires completed by both the mentor and mentee will assist us in pairing up new friends. Contact us at 217-718-3821 or send us an email here.

It is our hope that Community Connections will help broaden the mentee’s social circle by building a lasting friendship with our mentors.