LICADD: Buddy Mentoring Program

  • NY



207 Hillside Ave
Williston Park
United States

About Us

BUDDY (Building Unique, Dynamic & Diverse Youth) brings together three of Long Island’s premier nonprofit organizations -- the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), the Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) and the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island (MPLI) who have teamed-up to launch and sustain a mentoring program for children in Nassau County whose mothers are incarcerated. LICADD defines “mentoring” as a “highly structured, carefully managed program in which children are appropriately matched with screened and trained adult volunteers who meet one-on-one with the children on a regular basis to provide guidance and support with the goal of establishing a trusting relationship between each child and a caring adult mentor that lasts for no less than one year, and hopefully for a lifetime.”