For individuals with chronic illness, community support and mentorship programs often provide critical emotional, social, and practical assistance that ensures a person can take charge of his/her own health care. Through the LTI program, all participants have the option to be matched with a peer mentor who offers guidance, support and coaching related to self-management, job readiness, and the Peer Certification process.
Graduates of the LTI program, all LTI Mentors are HIV+ community members who offer support, guidance and encouragement to new program graduates. LTI Peer Mentors are trained in Self-Management, communication skills, HIV Confidentiality Laws, referrals, job readiness skills, workplace etiquette, NYS DOH AIDS Institute Peer Certified Worker Code of Ethics, and the Peer Certification process.
With over 60+ active LTI Mentors who communicate regularly with new graduates, more than 85 percent of all alumni credit the LTI Mentorship Program for helping them achieve their personal and health-related goals. Are you a new LTI graduate who would like to be matched with an LTI Mentor? Click here to submit your request and a member of the LTI team will contact you shortly.
Are you an HIV+ New Yorker with the knowledge, skills and ability to support new program graduates in achieving their goals? Contact us to request an application and apply to become a mentor today.