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Reach Counseling provides crisis intervention and emotional support 24/7 to survivors of sexual assault and their friends/family with the help of Volunteer Victim Advocates. Volunteer Advocates are on call nights, weekends, and holidays when the Reach office is closed .
Volunteer Advocates are trained to provide emotional support, crisis intervention, information and resources to survivors of sexual abuse and assault in Winnebago County. Advocates provide these services over the phone or in person at a local hospital. Advocates work alongside medical and legal professionals to ensure survivors are supported while navigating these processes, reducing further trauma and re-victimization while tending to a survivors emotional needs.
Advocates will work with nurses and law enforcement to provide wrap around, compassionate care while a survivor receives a forensic exam and/or gives a statement to the police. Advocates respond to Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and occasionally ThedaCare in Appleton when the survivor is from Winnebago County.
Advocates must have drivers license, car insurance and vehicle while on call. Advocates take calls through their own phones and never have to be at the Reach office while on call. Advocates must be aware they will hear details of sexual abuse and assault and should know how hearing these stories will impact them. Advocates are in charge of how many and which shifts they take and schedule is very flexible. Clients of Reach Counseling cannot volunteer while they are receiving services from the agency.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
1509 S. Commercial St, Neenah, WI 54956, US
Reach Counseling Services’ mission is to end sexual violence and promote healing in our community. To fulfill our mission, we have developed comprehensive services to meet the needs of persons affected by sexual abuse, incest and assault.
Our tradition of innovative programming results in dynamic responses to the changing needs of the Fox Valley community. Services are available to all in need. No one is turned away due to financial limitations.
We'll work with your schedule.
1509 S. Commercial St.Neenah, WI 54956
January 30, 2020