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Drive Survivors of Abuse to Shelter - Help Wanted!

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ORGANIZATION: Families to Freedom

  • 8 people are interested
Leaving for Good
As a volunteer driver, you can help someone leave a life of abuse behind them

Help survivors arrive to emergency shelter! This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who:
Want to make a meaningful impact
Get out of the house
Want to feel cherished for giving time
Want control over their assigned mission

Families to Freedom transports victims of domestic abuse to safety. Distance and time for travel ranges from a ride across Houston (30-60 minutes) to a ride across the region (1-4 hours) to get victims to a domestic violence shelters.

Weekday daytime volunteer drivers are in high demand!

  • You can choose to accept or decline a drive - no pressure!
  • Multiple trips needed daily, sometimes schedule and often short-notice
  • We arrange survivor pick-ups in a safe public place - no home visits!
  • Many of our survivors travel with children - we prepare car seats so you don't have to
  • Drive survivors of domestic violence from a safe pickup place in or around Harris County to a crisis center or to a family home far away
  • Families to Freedom covers all travel costs!

We need volunteers aged 25+ with a good driving record.
Pick up domestic violence survivors from a safe pickup place (like a shelter, store, or hospital), and drive them to a safe destination (like a shelter or a family member's home).

Start the process at https://www.familiestofreedom.org/volunteer.php

For more details or answers to questions, call our office at 346-386-6767. Orientation and training can be conducted virtually or in our Houston office.

HOW FAR DO VOLUNTEERS DRIVE?
+ Greater Houston Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to a domestic violence shelter, all within the Greater Houston area. Typically 1-2 hours of volunteer time.
+ Gulf Coast Region Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to a domestic violence shelter 1 to 2 hours from the Houston area. Typically 2-6 hours of volunteer time.
+ Multi-State Road Warrior - Drive a new survivor to another state; this may take several hours or a few days, depending on the destination. Ranges from 20-40+ hours of volunteer time.

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About Families to Freedom

Location:

P.O. Box 1226, Addison, TX 75001, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is transport victims of domestic abuse to safety.

Description

Families to Freedom provides free transportation services to victims and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. We make it possible for victims and new survivors to get far away from abusive relationships. Our life-saving services include car rides to domestic violence shelters across the region, road trips to family homes in other states, multi-state bus tickets, and fuel assistance to relocate far away. We serve victims and new survivors across North Texas, East Texas, and the Gulf Coast area. We drive over 900 victims and children each year between two offices located in Dallas and Houston. We rely on the generous support of the community to continue providing these services at no cost to the victims who call us.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Emergency & Safety
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Emergency & Safety, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6400 Savoy DriveHouston, TX 77036

(29.71482,-95.50493)
 

SKILLS

  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • From a one hour up to a few hours (Up to You!)
  • Must have a smartphone.

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