Focusing on families and instilling hope back into the heart of the community.
Vincent James Mentoring is here to show love to individuals that are in need of hope, faith, love, and family, and to encourage and instill hope into the hearts of teens and families within our community, to provide new perspectives.
We will believe wholeheartedly in each individual without judgment, bias, or drawing conclusions before they are introduced to the programs and to the VJM family.
We will treat each individual with love and respect. We strive to treat everyone with honor and humility because without this, we cannot function.
We will not discriminate against anyone on staff of within our programs. This is crucial in creating stability and a safe environment for every single individual involved with VJM.
Jim fostered Matt for 13 years until Jim’s passing when Matt was 15 years old. A loving father, Jim cared deeply for those around him Jim’s example and Jim’s love is the foundation of VJM. It was his love for Matt and the way he included Matt as his own son that gives Matt the hope and strength to reach troubled teens and families today. Jim showed that family isn’t about who you share blood with, family is who you share love with.
From age 2 1/2 onward, Matt lived in foster care. His relationship with his biological family was rocky to say the least. As a teen, Matt’s life hit more bumps as he experienced the deaths of seven loved ones in six years. His path ahead was lost. Matt was spiraling downward.
Matt started attending a teen outreach in 1999. As he regained his direction in life, he continued to grow and joined the staff at the outreach. He was involved at the teen outreach for 12 years, first as a teen, second as a volunteer, finally as a staff member.
The lessons learned from his foster dad, Jim, have prepared Matt for this journey and led him to found Vincent James Mentoring with the clear goal of reaching kids like him and their families.
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