Welcome to Sharing Our Strength’s (SOS), Missouri’s parent to parent/peer support network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, and professionals. You may have questions and concerns about dealing with your child’s needs and your own feelings. You are not alone. We have been there. Let us be there for you.
An SOS mentor is a parent who has had experiences or concerns similar to those you are having now. They have been there.
Your SOS mentor is there for you to talk to. You can share your feelings, frustrations, or celebrations. They are there to listen with an open heart and open mind. Remember, they have had experiences similar to yours!
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Email us with your request
Fill out our online application form
After we receive your request, we will ask you a few questions about your situation, and talk to you about what kind of a match you would like.
How can I become a Mentor?
If you are a good listener; if you are willing to share your experiences with others; and if you have time to make a few phone calls or send a few emails, then you can become a volunteer SOS mentor.
We do require that mentors complete our orientation program either by attending a group Mentor Orientation session or by making individual special arrangements.