Mission: Piedmont House is a Department of Corrections Re-entry House for non-violent, male felons providing shelter, haven, food, other support services and commonsense counseling in a ninety-day program with an emphasis on finding and maintaining employment. Piedmont House is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization operating under contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections Community Residential Program.
Contact: Sheila Burton (434) 971-3835
The Piedmont House works with non-violent, non-sex offenders in conjunction with the Department of Corrections. Many of our residents don’t have high school diplomas or a GED, cannot understand the full scope of illnesses such as diabetes, or high blood pressure, and don’t, or can’t read. Some of our residents have not had the opportunity for someone just to take an interest in their well being and success. We would appreciate volunteers to come in to the Piedmont House and help our residents with preparing resumes, basic computer skills, to mentor and reinforce positive and healthy life choices. Help residents with transportation back and forth to interviews and work.Observe and suggest solutions to help residents move forward. Assist Residents with GED preparation. Assist Residents with reading and writing skills. Interact with residents in social settings.
Expertise level: Undergraduate- level students, Graduate- level students
The project will be on going as long as the student/mentor can be available. The project depending on whom the mentor would be working with would be at least 90 days.