Heart to Heart Mentee Application

embrella’s Heart to Heart mentoring program connects resource and kinship caregivers who may be in need of extra support (Mentee) to an experienced resource or kinship caregiver (Mentor). 


  • embrella is providing this Mentor/Mentee matching program to serve as a resource to the community. embrella is not responsible for the advice provided in the Mentor/Mentee relationship. Any information provided should be verified with a embrella Family Support Advocate. embrella does not guarantee the quality of the advice provided in this relationship nor is making any representation about the mentor or mentee other than that both parties are or were licensed resource parents in the State of NJ. By signing this agreement, Participant (Mentor/Mentee) agrees that embrella is not responsible for any damages or claims that may result from the Mentor/Mentee interactions under this program.

    I understand that I will be assigned a volunteer mentor whose role is to:
    • Provide emotional support and encouragement
    • Share personal experiences, respecting the confidentiality of those involved
    • Refer to a embrella staff member when appropriate
    • Connect resource or kinship caregivers to embrella’s local Connecting Families Community Based meetings

    I understand that my assigned volunteer mentor will not:
    • Provide information on Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) policies and procedures or legal advice
    • Advocate on behalf of the mentee with DCP&P or any other agency

    Confidentiality: I also understand that any information shared by me with my mentor is to be held in strict confidence, but may be disclosed and/or discussed with appropriate members of embrella’s staff as it pertains to the mentoring program, with the exception of mandatory reporting as stated below.

    Mandated Reporting: I acknowledge that in New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse and/or neglect or acts of abuse and/or neglect, must immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR) 1.877.NJ.ABUSE (1.877.652.2873).