The MENTOR Network

Advocacy & Action

Minnesota MENTOR and The MENTOR Network at the State Capital

The people that make up The MENTOR Network are part of a legacy of activism and advocacy for the individuals we serve. Active in the community-based movements for children at risk and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the partners of The MENTOR Network have spent more than three decades working with a range of stakeholders to develop new and better services for the people we serve.

As a leader in health and human services, the voices of the individuals we serve, as well as their families and the professionals who support them are critical to the success of our advocacy efforts.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

The MENTOR Network’s government relations team works diligently to identify, monitor and weigh in on state and federal policy and legislative issues that are relevant to our services and the people that we serve.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, policies aimed at:

  • Strengthening Medicaid
  • Ensuring access to high quality services
  • Expanding the availability of home- and community-based programs for adults and children across the country

No matter if you are a leader of one of our state partners, a foster parent or Host Home provider—known to us as Mentors—a Direct Support Professional (DSP), or an individual receiving services, we encourage you to bookmark this page and use it as your resource to learn about policy issues and take action.