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Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Families First

  • 86 people are interested

Are you eager to become an advocate for women experiencing domestic violence? Domestic violence survivor advocates work in locations throughout the community to support, educate and advocate for victims of domestic violence. Support Groups give group members a place to learn from each other and share in each other’s journey towards healing.

NON-therapist facilitators lead weekly support groups for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic violence. Groups cover a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and support for women. Curriculum is provided and volunteer facilitators always co-facilitate with a staff member or an experienced volunteer.

No experience for this position is required. We ask that all potential volunteers are ready to learn, listen and practice empathy. It is not required that a facilitator be a survivor of domestic violence. Groups are generally once a week for 8-10 weeks. Volunteer facilitators are asked to commit to 2 rounds of support groups per year.

Have questions but don't want to commit? Reach out and we're happy to answer them!

Read a testimonial from a volunteer here: https://www.familiesfirstindiana.org/hospitalvolunteer

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About Families First


2240 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, US

Mission Statement

Families First's mission is to create healthier communities by strengthening families and individuals during life challenges and changes.


Services include individual, marital and family counseling; domestic violence treatment groups for victims, batterers and children; chemical dependency treatment programs; counseling and homemaker services for elderly; protective care services for Marion County residents with mental illness, disability or age-related challenges; family, parent and community education; counseling and support for relative caregivers; and a family strengthening program for school-aged children and their families.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


2240 North Meridian StreetIndianapolis, IN 46208



  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two 8-week rounds of support groups per 12 months

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