S-O-S is the 24-hour crisis line for St. Joseph County for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Volunteer Advocates provide emotional support and information at local hospital emergency departments and on the phone to adults and children who unfortunately have been subjected to victimization.
Volunteer Advocates are an invaluable component to the S-O-S mission; without them we could not do the work that we do! Our Volunteer Advocates come from all walks of life, and the majority are community members living, working, and attending school in the Michiana area.
Volunteer Advocates receive 36 hours of training at no cost prior to joining the S-O-S program. Training opportunities are held throughout the year, for more information contact the Family Justice Center at 574-234-6900.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SOS of the Family Justice Center
533 N. Niles Avenue, First Floor, South Bend, IN 46617, US
Our mission is to stop intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and abuse; make victims safer, hold batterer's accountable; provide long-term support for victims, survivors and their children through collaboration and coordinated services.
S-O-S of the Family Justice Center is the Rape Crisis Center for St. Joseph County , offering a variety of services to survivors of sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence and their significant others.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
533 North Niles AvenueSouth Bend, IN46617
December 15, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Will need to be able to commit to being on-call for a 6 hour shift during the week to respond to the rape-crisis 24-hr hotline.
S-O-S Advocates complete a free 36 hour training prior to taking a weekly shift. During the weekly on-call shift the S-O-S Advocate remains available to take phone calls from the 24-hour Rape-Crisis hotline and/or provide hospital accompaniment .