LifeWay Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked, and offering education about trafficking to the general public. LifeWay Network (LWN) envisions a world in which human trafficking is abolished and every survivor is strong, connected and free. LWN is one of only two organizations in the New York Metro area specifically providing safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking, and the only organization providing safe housing to survivors of both labor and sex trafficking who are either foreign-born or domestic. What sets LWN’s Safe Housing Program apart is its community living model. It offers a safe home by welcoming each woman into a supportive, caring community of permanent residents. This host community helps her recover from her trauma, regain her sense of self-worth, and enables her to move from isolation towards reclaiming her independence.
The Host Community member is an integral member of the community in the safe house to provide a safe haven for women survivors of human trafficking. LifeWay Network provides safe housing for women who have escaped or have been rescued from a trafficking situation and need to be provided a safe and nurturing living situation where they can heal while receiving the services needed to enhance their growth. The Host Community member provides a supportive and nurturing environment which supports growth and healing for the residents.
Role Summary: The members of the Host Community will play an important role in creating a healing community in the LifeWay Network Safe House and in collaborating with the House Manager, Social Worker and LifeWay administration in ensuring that the needs of women are met and there is appropriate oversight in the house. It is the goal of LifeWay Network that the team provides structure and oversight in the house, maintains effective communication with one another and the residents, and fosters a spirit of cooperation among all members of the household and staff. The Host Community will be responsible for the oversight of the house during the hours in which the staff are off duty, although LifeWay Network will have an administrator available for consultation at all times in the event of an emergency. The Host Community will have the unique opportunity to interact with the residents in an informal way, contributing to the relaxed and home-like atmosphere in the house and providing a willing ear when a resident needs one.
Benefits of being in this role:
living in community, with room and board costs provided by LifeWay
ability to work full time outside the safe housing program
gaining experience in supporting survivors of human trafficking with complex trauma
A person of integrity who is committed to the mission and values of LWN, and has a passion for and knowledge of the field of human trafficking
Culturally competent and experienced working with vulnerable populations
An effective communicator with both writing and excellent public speaking skills
Appreciative of and open to the spiritual foundation of LWN
Heart, humor and a commitment to the LifeWay Network mission
Prior experience in trauma-informed setting required
Comfortability in participating in activities in a group setting
Prior experience in community-living setting required
Thorough understanding of confidentiality and privacy procedures as they relate to a residential facility
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and collaborate within a larger team
Excellent verbal communication skills and listening skills
Active NYS driver's license and vehicle
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity for community living in early 2020, please go to this link! https://lifewaynetwork.org/about/lifeway-volunteers/
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About LIFEWAY NETWORK INC
PO Box 754215, Forest Hills, NY 11375, US
LifeWay Network joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked and offering education about trafficking to the general public.
LifeWay Network provides safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking, providing a caring and supportive community to help them recover from their trauma. LifeWay Network seeks to raise awareness and engage others around the issue of human trafficking.
We'll work with your schedule.
PO Box 754215Forest Hills, NY11375
April 1, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
Commitment to long-term stay (2-3 years minimum), and commitment to stay in safe house on most weekend days, evenings. Shift is 6pm - 8am living in safe house.