During these uncertain times, how can we help?
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We have the cause. You have the effect.
Our non-profit shelter provides a safe haven for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. We are currently in need of volunteers to help empower our residents and encourage them to find their own inner strength.
Volunteering can mean sharing your personal talents with our residents. Do you love giving make-overs? Do you enjoy painting or drawing? Are you a resume-writing genius? Sharing things like these with our residents would be an awesome gift.
Volunteering can mean spending time with the children who are staying in our shelter. Playing games, helping with homework, and coloring or drawing with the kids are great ways to make a difference in their lives.
Volunteering can mean sitting down with the ladies and just listening. A simple conversation goes a long way toward healing and encouraging trust. The biggest impact can come from volunteers who simply spend time talking with the residents and serve as positive role models.
There are also less involved ways to help. Organizing donations, doing minor home repairs or projects, and cleaning are much-appreciated volunteer activities, as well.
Volunteering is beneficial for everyone. Our residents benefit from these positive interactions, and they gain self-esteem when they realize that there are people who care enough to help them. Our volunteers benefit from the knowledge that they are making a difference with individuals and with their community, plus volunteering is a great resume builder.
Training will be provided, and a background check is required. Volunteers who are under eighteen years of age must have an adult volunteer with them.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
14930 LAPLAISANCE RD STE 106, MONROE, MI 48161, US
"To provide programs and services essential to an individual’s emotional well-being and the success of our community, as well as the protection and empowerment of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."
Family Counseling and Shelter Services (FCSS) has been providing low cost counseling services in Monroe County since 1966. FCSS also provides shelter services for women and children who are in immediate danger of domestic violence. The Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services (DSVSS) Division provides advocacy for victims, and prevention/intervention for batterers. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) also provides advocacy for children who have been sexually or physically abused as well as advocacy for their families.
We'll work with your schedule.
14930 LaPlaisance RoadSuite 106Monroe, MI 48161
December 18, 2019