During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Are you interested in support families going through hard times? Be a Family Focused Support Group Facilitator!
This is an 8-week educational support group for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. This group is intended to assist the family unit in the healing process by allowing each member of the family a safe space to learn, share and grow. Participants learn about safety planning; the dynamics of abuse; how to communicate feelings, set boundaries, and improve self-esteem. Children and teens meet in small groups in which age-appropriate materials are presented. Facilitators have the opportunity to serve groups of adults and/or children of various ages. Facilitators choose which age groups they are most comfortable working with. Curriculum is provided and there are always two facilitators in every group.
No experience for this position is required. We ask that all potential volunteers are ready to learn, listen and practice empathy. It is not required that a facilitator be a survivor of domestic violence. Training and curriculum are provided.
We ask volunteers to commit to two rounds of support groups per year, which are generally once per week for 8-10 weeks.
Have questions but don't want to commit? Reach out and we're happy to answer them!
Read a testimonial from a volunteer here: https://www.familiesfirstindiana.org/hospitalvolunteer
2240 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, US
Families First's mission is to create healthier communities by strengthening families and individuals during life challenges and changes.
Services include individual, marital and family counseling; domestic violence treatment groups for victims, batterers and children; chemical dependency treatment programs; counseling and homemaker services for elderly; protective care services for Marion County residents with mental illness, disability or age-related challenges; family, parent and community education; counseling and support for relative caregivers; and a family strengthening program for school-aged children and their families.
We'll work with your schedule.
2240 North Meridian StreetIndianapolis, IN 46208
May 20, 2020