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Wichita Family Crisis Center

Are you a good listener?

Are you comfortable with talking on the phone?

Do you have a passion with helping others?

With this position a volunteer would have one-on-one contact with survivors. This line of volunteering would require a 32 hour class and 8 hours of shadowing. Up coming class is scheduled for November 9th and 10th.

Flexible volunteer hours...days...nights...weekends, you choose, flexible times

-Nights, daytime and weekends opportunities available, 1 time a month, for a couple of hours up to 12 on call hours.

-Crisis Calls- answer 24 hour hotline

Shelter Help- help survivors in shelter with various needs such as learning to navigate the bus system in Wichita, open a door, or get them supplies.

Outreach help- help an outreach client that does not need shelter with resources in the community, safety planning or a listening ear.

Medical Advocacy- meet the survivor at area hospitals

Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. TB and background check will need to be completed as well as an interview

Background checks are required

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator for up coming classes.

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About Wichita Family Crisis Center

Location:

1111 St Francis, Wichita, KS 67201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wichita Family Crisis Center is to eliminate domestic violence in our community by supporting survivors through shelter, education, and advocacy.

Description

Formerly known as the YWCA Wichita, the Wichita Family Crisis Center is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that began operations in 1907 as a chartered member of the YWCA USA. The first residence was established for single women who were traveling or staying away from home; women entering the workforce were provided with employment aide; and a lunchroom was opened for working women that provided an economical and well-balanced meal.

The organization opened the Women’s Crisis Center, Wichita’s first emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, in August 1976 with the primary goal to empower, strengthen and stabilize families impacted by domestic violence.

In 2016, the organization officially changed its name to the Wichita Family Crisis Center to better reflect its local mission. The Wichita Family Crisis Center has an annual operating budget just over $1 million and offers services for more than 1,200 individuals who are fleeing domestic violence in Sedgwick County, Kansas each year.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Administrative Offie1111 St FrancisWichita, KS 67201

(37.6898,-97.3415)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Bilingual
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training has a required 32 hours, plus 8 hours of shadowing. As a Direct Service Volunteer, it is asked that you cover at minimum a 4 hour shift 1x a month.
  • Application, back ground check, and interviews must be completed before training.

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