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Supporting Victims of Crime-Crisis Response Advocate

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families, and communities to provide health, justice, and hope.

Are you looking to build your resume, network with like minded individuals and provide meaningful services to folks in need? Then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

This unique volunteer experience provides valuable tools for navigating crisis and conflict by empowering and supporting survivors in the aftermath of abuse and trauma. Our volunteers often refer to their service with us as life changing. We are a small team of individuals from diverse backgrounds who embrace our mission of health , justice , and hope .

The Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Center, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, hosts Spokane's only Certified and Accredited Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP). Our program provides the following services confidentially and free of charge:

  • Information and referral
  • Legal advocacy
  • Medical advocacy
  • Crisis intervention & support
  • Education & prevention
  • Support groups

Our volunteer advocates assist survivors via a 24-hour support line that can be directed to volunteers at home (no need to sit in a call center) and medical advocacy, which is provided to victims in person at area hospitals when requested. Currently, due to covid-19 we have paused all hospital response.

As a non-profit, we rely on our volunteers to provide services to survivors outside of business hours. We provide a comprehensive 40-hour training and certification free of charge, as well as ongoing supervision and 24-hour support for all our volunteers. We invest in our volunteer staff and in turn, we ask for a one-year commitment of service and four evening or weekend shifts per month. Applicants are thoroughly screened and vetted for service.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Supervisor at (509) 343-5007 or email crisisresponseteam@lcsnw.org

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About Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Location:

210 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Description

Lutheran Community Services provides social and client services based upon the needs of the community. In the Inland Northwest, LCS provides the following services:

  • Clinical Services/Counseling
  • Victim Advocacy & Support
  • Education & Prevention Services
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Adoption Services
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

210 W. Sprague AvenueSpokane, WA 99201

(47.65744,-117.41378)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 evening or weekend shifts per month
  • Access to a phone, insured vehicle. Approved applicants must attend certification training.

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