During these uncertain times, how can we help?
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Description & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the community engagement coordinator, community education advocates focus on education as prevention in the following ways:
Training is included and meets the California legal requirements to be certified as an advocate for domestic violence survivors (California Evidence Code Section §1037).
Why It Matters
Current research shows that, in the US, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience some form of abuse from an intimate partner. Domestic violence has a reciprocal relationship with other forms of abuse of power, such as racism, transphobia, and ableism, and it is the primary cause of homelessness among women. It impacts not only the well-being of an individual but also the family, the community, and society as a whole. While crisis intervention is necessary, we also look to education as a form of mitigation and prevention so that people have the tools to foster healthier families and relationships.
If cost is a barrier for you, please contact the community engagement coordinator to discuss your options without judgment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Get Started
The first step is to attend a volunteer orientation at Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center, which happen about twice a month/every two weeks. To hear upcoming dates and times and to register for the one which works best for you, please call our office at (831) 426-3062. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, you may visit our site at www.wafwc.org or contact our community engagement coordinator, Marjorie Coffey (they/them), at email@example.com.
It is the policy of Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center to provide equal employment, volunteer opportunities and services to participants (EEO) to all persons regardless of ancestry, age, color, national origin, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), gender, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran, request for FMLA or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
303 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, US
To provide support and services so that women, children and families have the opportunities and skills to thrive.
The Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center is a strength-based family center that provides comprehensive support and services. Our agency has four core programs:
We'll work with your schedule.
303 Walnut AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95060
December 18, 2019