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Volunteer Advocate for Rape Crisis Center

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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson and McDaniel Family Center

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YWCA

Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for compassionate individuals to volunteer with our rape crisis advocacy program. When you volunteer as an advocate you can rest assured that you’re going to be making a difference in the life of a survivor of sexual assault. Our volunteer advocates accompany survivors to emergency rooms, police departments, and provide one on one crisis intervention over the telephone to victims and their significant others.

Each volunteer must complete our comprehensive 40+hour training which will provide you with all the skills and knowledge to do this rewarding work. The next training session is virtual (except for one Saturday) and is held between January 10th, 2022 to February 12th, 2022 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30pm-9:30pm. There is one in-person session Saturday on February 12th from 9:00am-3:00pm (Inclement weather day: Sat. February 19th 9:00am-3:00pm).

There are typically 2-3 trainings offered a year in DuPage. We also have a lot of professionals in the field who take our training strictly as professional development. There is a minimal charge for volunteers.

Please contact us at 630-790-6600 extension 4311 or at dupageadvocacy@ywcachicago.org for more questions and to register for our next training.

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About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Patterson and McDaniel Family Center

Location:

2055 Army Trail Road, Suite 140, Addison, IL 60101, US

Mission Statement

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and diginty for all

Description

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago provides assistance to survivors of sexual violence, educates about the effects of violence in our community, and promotes general health and wellness through our Sexual Violence Support Services.

The YWCA Medical and Criminal Justice Program helps to reduce the trauma an help with the healing process. Advocates provide emotional support and information during the medical and criminal justice procedures to sexual assault survivors, non-significant others, and non-offending family members. Medical advocates provide 24-hour support to survivors. Legal advocates provide support through police and court proceedings.

The YWCA offers prevention education services to schools, youth-based focused agencies and professionals. Prevention education services prepare students, teachers, parents and professionals to recognize and prevent abusive behaviors. The YWCA also instructs parents and teachers about the dynamics surrounding violence and provides support if an incident occurs.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2055 Army Trail Road Suite 140Addison, IL 60101

(41.93112,-88.04051)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers take 2 (twelve hour) shifts per month, or 4 (six hour) shifts per month.

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