Restraining Order Room Advocate for Those Surviving Domestic Violence - Home Free
Volunteers of America Oregon
Restraining Order Advocates are a critical source of information, safety planning, and support! Train to assist petitioners with the necessary paperwork to file for a Temporary Restraining Order at the Multnomah County Courthouse, provide information and referrals, make safety plans with survivors, share information about navigating the civil legal system, and provide emotional support.
- Learn about social services resources in the community
- Develop a deeper understanding of domestic violence - useful across all public services
- Gain an understanding of how the courthouse and the legal system operates
- Learn how to work effectively with the legal profession
- Acquire triage skills - prioritizing needs and crisis support
- Advance your soft skills such adaptability, critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal communication
- Extensive training provided
- Awareness of issues of domestic violence, homelessness, and diversity a plus
- Bilingual volunteers desired in ANY language!
- Must be 18 years or older
- Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Commitment of 1 year, 3-4 hours per week
Home Free: Our transitional and emergency services provide survivor centered support designed to prevent victims for having to return to abusive homes. We also support survivors by providing legal advocacy, advocacy in a health care setting, and at DHS.
About Volunteers of America Oregon
3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214, US
Our Vision Volunteers of America Oregon is a leader in creating vibrant, compassionate communities where every member is valued, every home is safe and every life is self-determined. Our Mission Volunteers of America Oregon changes lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. Our Values High quality of service to our community. Ethical communications, Diversity, inclusiveness and equality, Partnership/collaborations and innovative solutions, Compassion and acceptance.
Since 1896, Volunteers of America Oregon has worked to change lives by promoting self-determination and building strong communities. Today, through the dedication of over 300 staff members and more than 1000 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, woman and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.