Hospital Accompaniment Response Program (HARP) Volunteer
Doorways for Women and Families
Volunteers must be 18 or older, complete 40 hours of in-person training and submit background checks. One year commitment required.
** We are now recruiting for our FALL 2020 Training **
We are seeking individuals to act as Hospital Accompaniment Response Program (HARP) Volunteers to respond to the hospital to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. HARP Volunteers will provide accompaniment, emotional support, crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals before and after a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (S.A.N.E.) and/or a domestic violence forensic exams. Volunteers are on-call for 8 or 12 hour shifts, weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and holidays. Volunteers must be available to report to INOVA Fairfax Hospital within 30-40 driving minutes of receiving the call (the hospital is not metro accessible). Volunteers are required to take at least two shifts per month.
Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men, and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault toward safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy in Arlington, Virginia.
About Doorways for Women and Families
PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22201, US
Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives.
Arlington, Virginia non-profit that creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.
For most of us, the word "home" conjures images of warmth, happiness, and a sense of belonging. But what if the only place you had to call home was where someone was causing you and your children harm? What if home didn’t exist at all, and the only way to keep your children off the street was to sleep in a car or beg friend after friend for a couch? These situations affect more Arlingtonians than you might imagine. A safe home is the first step in moving out of harm’s way. It’s why we offer individuals and families a nurturing, confidential and secure home where they can escape from trauma. We work with each person and family we serve to address the root causes of homelessness or violence and offer holistic services that provide the best chance for long-term success. The thought of ending homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault is daunting, but what once seemed impossible, no longer is. Together, we can prevent violence, end homelessness, and build brighter futures for thousands of Arlington families.