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.
About North Platte Area Ready to Serve Program (RSVP)
901 East 10th Street, North Platte, NE 69101, US
The North Platte Area Ready to Serve Volunteer Program (RSVP) strives to fulfill two main objectives in North Platte and Lincoln County. To Engage volunteers of all ages to serve the community. To address the current and future needs of North Platte and the Lincoln County area.
The goal of the program is to promote the use of volunteers as community resources in coordinating and enhancing service to meet community needs. Acheivement of RSVP’s mission is facilitated by the coordinated use of the resources provided by the City of North Platte and the community.
RSVP also strives to:
Provide a multi-dimensional and practical approach to solving community needs.
Realize the full potential of volunteers willing to share their experience, wisdom and skills to meet the significant needs of our community.
Provide opportunities for community and volunteer involvement and support in the development and operation of the RSVP program.
Cooperate with agencies and organizations involved in the field of volunteerism.
Develop a sound, locally coordinated volunteer program with continuing community interest and support.