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Sarah's Inn offers a 24-hour crisis line service to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Crisis line volunteer advocates make a difference in victim's lives, offering emotional support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to callers in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures set forth by Sarah's Inn.
This volunteer position requires a 6-month minimum time commitment, with volunteers taking at least two crisis line shifts each month. Crisis line shifts are completed from your home using a call forwarding procedure. Illinois state law mandates that Crisis Line volunteer advocates MUST first complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, which Sarah's Inn offers three times per year. A completed application, and an interview is required before you are accepted as a volunteer.
Next training start date for crisis line volunteers will begin on Monday September 28, 2020 and is every Monday, and Wednesday from 6-9 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm thru Saturday October 31, 2020 at our office in Forest Park. Once 40 hour trained, volunteers can set their schedule and volunteer from anywhere they have phone access and confidentiality.
Please visit www.sarahsinn.org for more information and to download a volunteer application or email our Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
309 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304, US
The Mission of Sarah’s Inn is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.
For 35 years, Sarah’s Inn has been successful in providing community-driven services, and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agency in its service area. Sarah's Inn, as a comprehensive domestic violence agency, approaches domestic violence as a societal issue that demands a holistic response. We are committed to programming that responds appropriately to the needs of those families already impacted by violence, as well as working proactively to prevent violence for future generations.
Sarah’s Inn has three core program areas. The Intervention Program provides services for families affected by domestic violence in order to safely navigate crisis, effectively process trauma and ensure self-sufficiency. The Prevention Program provides school-based educational programming for youth in order to prevent future relationship violence by giving them tools to lead healthy lives and empowering them to make a difference in their community. The Training and Education Program maximizes reach by creating a network of skilled bystanders to appropriately intervene as first responders and community advocates.
1547 South Circle AveForest Park, IL 60130
June 27, 2020