Crisis Services is dedicated to promoting the health, safety, and well being of the community through prevention, education, immediate intervention, and access to community wide resources 24 hours a day.
Crisis Services fulfills community needs through the following program services:
24 Hour Hotline - Crisis Counseling Center
Emergency Outreach Services
Trauma Response Services
The Advocate Program- Rape, Domestic Violence, Family Violence and Elder Abuse
Outreach to the Homeless
Community Education and Training
Police Mental Health Coordination Project
Crisis Services works to be the best agency to address issues related to emergency mental health by decreasing hospitalizations, suicides, violence, homelessness and other issues that accompany these social ills.
The Advocate Program is the Rape Crisis Center for Erie County and can offer many services to any individual in the county who is affected by the trauma of family violence, rape and sexual assault. The most valuable service we provide is 24 hour crisis intervention to assault victims, significant others and their family in 11 emergency departments in Erie County. To become a part of the Advocate Team we have an extensive training program which provides information on the dynamics of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, the medical and legal aspects a survivor encounters, and the emotional impact a survivor may experience after a sexual assault or domestic violence incident.
The Advocate Program at Crisis Services is seeking volunteers to serve as hospital advocates for survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, elder abuse, rape and sexual assault.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hour training and 2 12-hour shifts per month
- Monthly Meetings and Quarterly Supervision