The MENTOR Network

Rayna Oien Clinical Supervisor, Massachusetts MENTOR

On any given day, you might find Rayna Oien visiting with a former client, speaking with Mentors on the phone or in person, facilitating a meeting with the coordinators she oversees, or advocating for the rights of one of the children cared for by Massachusetts MENTOR’s Boston Children’s Program. You might also find her helping one of the kids apply to college, assisting them in preparations for their prom, attending an adoption ceremony, or covering a case in a crisis. No matter what Rayna’s daily tasks are, her focus is always on the children and families that she works with. Along with her fiancé Tim—a former clinical coordinator with the same program—Rayna has extended her commitment and dedication far beyond her work days. Both Rayna and Tim realized that the options for one of Tim’s former clients were limited, and together they offered him not only their support, but their friendship as well. Bounced around considerably before coming to MENTOR, the young man suffers from a host of behavioral issues and intellectual delays that have made it difficult for him to maintain independence. Although he is now an adult and no longer in MENTOR’s care, both Rayna and Tim knew that he would need help if he were to succeed.