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 40-hour 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.
Our Volunteers serve on a team of 30+ trained and certified individuals that provide that support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, family violence and elder abuse in the emergency departments.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Crisis Services
100 River Rock Drive, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14207, US
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Crisis Services! To provide the community with our services 24 hours a day and 365 days a year we rely on our staff as well as our wonderful group of volunteers. Our volunteers are a very important part of our services which we could not offer if it were not for the hard work and devotion of our volunteers!! We thank you for your interest and hope you will join the Crisis Services Team. 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.
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, Inc. began operation in November of 1968 after two years of strategic planning by the Mental Health Association, the Psychological Association of WNY, the Community Welfare Council, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health. It was developed to have broader purposes and concerns in the area of emergency mental health services than currently available by offering a 24/7 response.
Crisis Services of Erie County is the most comprehensive crisis center in upstate New York. Crisis Services fulfills community needs by providing:
* Crisis Phone Counseling Center
* Emergency Outreach
* Trauma Response
* Rape and Domestic Violence Advocacy
* Crisis Intervention Training
* Police Mental Health Coordination
Crisis Services is certified by the American Association of Suicidology, we are the NYS Department of Health Designated Rape Crisis Center, and the NYS Approved Non-Residential Domestic Violence Service Provider. We are also a United Way Member Agency.
The credit for our success goes to our excellent staff and volunteers who work long and difficult hours to provide these services. This comprehensive care is provided by 70 full and part-time staff with the support of 125 professionally trained volunteers. We are fortunate to have people dedicated to this work and who demonstrate commitment to improving the quality of life in Erie County.