Victim Support Volunteers (DVVRT and SASS)

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Womanspace Inc.

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Are you available to participate in an 80-hour training? Do you want to learn how to support victims and survivors in their time of need?

Womanspace is looking for volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams (DVVRTs) and Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) Advocate Team of Mercer County, NJ. Team members respond to local police stations or hospitals and meet with victims, providing them with support, information and referral. The sprin training will begin mid-March, 2012. Applications are due by February 15, 2012.

Visit this link to learn more and to download an application: http://www.womanspace.org/news/volunteers-wanted/

For more information please contact Susan Adams, Womanspace Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach, at 609-394-0136 or email: saa@womanspace.org

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About Womanspace Inc.

Location:

1530 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, US

Mission Statement

Womanspace, Inc. is a leading nonprofit agency in Mercer County, New Jersey, that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services.

Description

Emergency Services are available to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault immediately following the initial crisis: the 24-hour hotline (609-394-9000 or 1-800- 572-SAFE); shelter; Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams (DVVRTs); and Sexual Assault Support Advocates.

Counseling and Support Services are provided by professionals who are trained domestic violence and sexual assault specialists. Spanish speaking counselors are available for all services provided by this program and are available regardless of ability to pay. Services also include Court Advocacy and a Legal Clinic.

Housing services foster independence and self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence and women with developmental disabilities. There are two transitional housing programs, Barbara's House (short term, 3 - 6 month) and Next Step (long term, 1 - 2 years), as well as a Womanspace Residential Awareness Program (WRAP) which provides housing services to developmentally disabled women in supervised apartments and supportive living settings.

Education and Training works to develop a coordinated community response to domestic violence and sexual assault. Programs include Sexual Assault Advocacy and Response Team Training, Professional Training, Community Education, and Chaplaincy.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Mercer County, all municipalitiesTrenton, NJ 08618

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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