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Families First

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Families First

When a person goes to the hospital for a sexual assault forensic exam (or "rape kit"), an advocate is called to be a support person. Volunteers are needed for 8-hour on-call shifts to assist in supporting survivors at local hospitals. Services may include: safety planning, support and education regarding sexual assault forensic exam, connection to resources, and education on rights related to reporting sexual assault to law enforcement. Overall, volunteer advocates are kind and compassionate individuals who are there to ensure the survivor is not alone.

NO EXPERIENCE FOR THIS POSITION IS REQUIRED.

We will provide training. 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 sexual assault. We ask that volunteers agree to a 6-month time commitment. Further details regarding time commitment and training requirements can be obtained by contacting Betsy Hall at Betsyh@familiesfirstindiana.org or 317-689-8919.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

615 N. Alabama StreetSuite 320Indianapolis, IN 46204

(39.77594,-86.15185)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to choose 4 8-hour shifts per month. There are no requirements on a volunteer's schedule- these shifts can be once a week, back-to-back, or varied.

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