New York-Presbyterian Victim Intervention Program Volunteer Advocate
New York Presbyterian Hospital- Victim Intervention Program
NYP Victim Intervention Program Advocates are individuals of at least 21 years of age, who all share a commitment to support survivors and advocate on their behalf through the Emergency Department experience.
Advocates are specifically trained to be first responders to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and family violence. They provide information and emotional support to survivors as well as to survivors' support systems.
Advocates complete a 40-hour training in order to learn about the dynamics of abuse/violence, how to assist a survivor in safety planning, and how to provide crisis counseling. Training takes place virtually on the evenings of February 16th, 23rd, and 25th, 2021 and all day on February 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th, 2021.
Advocates sign up for on-call shifts to respond immediately to the Emergency Department and meet survivors in a timely manner. Advocates must be able to respond to the Emergency Department within 30 minutes. Transportation reimbursement is provided.
If you are interested in becoming a Victim Intervention Program Advocate or are interested in learning more about the program please don't hesitate to reach out to our Advocate Program Coordinator, Gwenn Gideon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About New York Presbyterian Hospital- Victim Intervention Program
525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, US
The Victim Intervention Program provides a range of free and confidential supportive services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence, and other crimes, as well as to survivors’ support systems. We provide continuity of services, starting from the immediate moments following an incident, through the entire healing process. We help survivors by providing information about their options and resources and supporting them through their decisions.
Victim Intervention Program services are always completely free and confidential, and are offered to individuals ages 12 and older.
Our services include: crisis intervention and short-term counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, Emergency Room examinations performed by sexual assault forensic specialists (SAFE examiners), Emergency Room Advocates who can explain your options and provide emotional support, criminal justice advocacy, and information regarding crime-related financial compensation.