When children suffer the loss of a parent, they often feel that their lives cannot again be the same. They may feel lost and abandoned. Kenny Slaught notes that, “The I Have a Friend mentor program allows these young people to share their feelings with someone who has experienced something very similar.” The child will have a partner for as long as he or she needs one. The mentee can divulge into some of the most sensitive subjects in an trusting and supportive environment with the mentor, who in turn provides support and useful guidance on the hurdles that will come.

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