Help children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect

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Things of My Very Own, Inc.

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Crisis Intervention Center

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services and programs to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. The organization also provides services to children who in immediate risk of a Child Protective Services (CPS) intervention solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability.

The organization has many volunteer opportunities available for adults and children ages 12 and up. Opportunities include but are not limited to: sorting clothing, packaging aid for families, assisting with fundraisers, grant research, etc. No experience is necessary.

Shifts are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-11am, 10:30am-1pm and 9am-1pm.

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About Things of My Very Own, Inc.

Location:

249 Green Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, US

Mission Statement

Things of My Very Own, Inc. (TOMVO) is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. We also provide services to children at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability. The organization works to keep children with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.

Description

The transition out of an abusive situation is often sudden and unexpected. Rarely is a child able to return home to retrieve belongings prior to the move. TOMVO recognizes the need for children to have everything they need from the first moment on, and our goal is to provide children with Things of Their Very Own, even when they are in an unfamiliar setting.

Transitional Assistance is available on a referral basis within four hours of contact. Packages vary by age, but generally include the following: Clothing, outerwear, hygiene supplies, bedding, etc.

In addition to Transitional Assistance, TOMVO Programs reintroduce children to fundamental life skills needed to develop into stable, confident individuals with healthy levels of self-confidence, and self-esteem. An emphasis is placed on building and maintaining healthy relationships as well as reducing the possibility of future victimization.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

249 Green StreetSchenectady, NY 12305

(42.81836,-73.94273)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Program Management
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Minimum three hours per week
  • Volunteer shifts are available Mon, tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday 9am-11am, 10:30am-1pm, and 9:00am-1pm.

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