Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center
North Platte Area Ready to Serve Program (RSVP)
Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center is seeking a dedicated individual to assist families and children in crisis as a Family Advocate and Child Advocate. Family Advocates provide crisis response, personal advocacy and support to children and families seen at Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center. Family Advocates provide enhanced advocacy services for both the initial on-site visit and follow-up services to the non-offending caregivers of children alleging abuse. The Family Advocate assists families by providing emotional support as well as assistance in locating and accessing resources that will be beneficial to their needs to include counseling, criminal justice support, medical needs, domestic violence intervention, housing and financial support. Child Advocates provide on-site supervision of children and siblings of children alleging abuse while the Family Advocate and other team members meet with the non-offending caregiver. Child Advocates focus on providing a safe and child-friendly atmosphere for children who come to the Bridge of Hope to receive services. The Child Advocate works closely with the Advocacy Coordinator and Family Advocate to ensure children are properly supervised during the entire time they are at the Bridge of Hope. The Child Advocate keeps children engaged in games, play or conversation unrelated to the abuse. To learn more about becoming a Child Advocate, contact Matt Fosket, Advocacy Coordinator at 534-4064.