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Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

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Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life or to give back to your community, here is your chance. The Winter 2021 Volunteer Advocate Training for the Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) will be held from February 22nd- March 6th, 2021, for a total of 32 hours. This training will be HELD VIRTURALLY and can be completed in the comfort of your own space!

SARC is a non-profit agency serving Benton and Franklin Counties. We provide crisis services and prevention education for community members on issues regarding human trafficking, sexual assault/abuse and all non-domestic violence crimes such as child abuse, elder abuse, assault, homicide, robbery, identity theft and fraud. SARC relies on community volunteers to help run its 24-hour hotline. You can do this from the comforts of your own home. The volunteer advocates only respond to calls regarding sexual assault/abuse. Volunteers interested in working with human trafficking clients also have the opportunity to take additional training. To be an on-call crisis advocate, all you need is a cell or home phone number and the answering service connects you to the caller. Or, if you are able and willing to meet with clients face-to-face, you can sign up to be an on-call hospital advocate. This 32-hour training is designed to give volunteers the tools they need to work with victims and their families.

For more information on the many ways you can volunteer, please call Rosanna Herrera at (509) 374-5391 or email rherrera@supportadvocacyresourcecenter.com to find out how you can make a difference.

Date Time

2/22/21

Monday

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

2/25/21

Thursday

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

3/1/21

Monday

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

3/4/21

Thursday

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

3/6/21

Saturday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

More opportunities with Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

Location:

830 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Suite H, Kennewick, WA 99336, US

Mission Statement

The Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) and the Crime Victim Service Center (CVSC) offers comprehensive services to victims of crime. SARC/CVSC is here to help victims in times of crisis and need. Our mission is to provide crisis services, support, and advocacy to victims of all non-domestic violence crimes, non-offending family members, and others impacted by crime. We strive to create and maintain a community without violence through prevention-based education.

Description

Crisis Line

We are available 24-hours a day to answer questions, provide support, or if you just need someone to listen. This line also serves as a point of contact for clients who may need immediate emergency assistance. The 24-hour hotline is (509) 374-5391.

Legal and Medical Advocacy

Our agency staff and volunteers respond to the hospital and provide medical advocacy to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. Additionally, we provide legal advocacy during police interviews and at court proceedings. Moral support and information is given to victims, family, friends, and/or witnesses to crime regarding the systems in which they are involved.

Crisis Intervention

Our staff provides short-term crisis intervention to clients. Advocates provide information, support, and validation for clients. We recommend that clients seek additional counseling to assist in the healing process.

Therapy Referrals

We assist our clients in finding a counselor who specializes in working with trauma survivors. Additionally we have detailed information and options for counselors in our community who work with or without insurance.

Library Resources

SARC offers a variety of books and videos to help clients and community members learn about crime victimization and/or the healing process.

Referral Services

Our staff is able to assist clients in finding resources and information related to their victimization.

SARC offers prevention based education services throughout Benton/Franklin Counties. Programs are directed toward the primary prevention and awareness of sexual violence. All programs are done in an age appropriate manner and are sensitive to the audiences needs. The following core competencies - empathy/feelings, respect for oneself/others, self and

community responsibility, boundaries for oneself and others, conflict resolution/problem solving and gender stereotyping are incorporated into all programs. These competencies were selected as they mirror developmental assets that extensive

research has shown that youth need to avoid risk and to thrive. Equipping youth with many developmental assets help them to become caring, responsible adults - which are not people that perpetrate violence. In addition to focusing on developing assets, children are equipped with knowledge and tools to help reduce the possibility of sexual victimization.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

Mon Feb 22, 2021 - Sat Mar 06, 2021
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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