The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Durham Crisis Response Center is to work with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, support, education and prevention.
Durham Crisis Response Center offers services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including a 24-hour, confidential crisis line, short-term emergency shelter, hospital and court accompaniment, weekly legal clinics with local attorneys, support groups, short-term individual counseling, and referrals for job training, housing, childcare and other community services--all direct services are offered to the community free of charge. We also offer educational workshops and professional training for service providers, churches, schools, police, hospitals, civic groups and other community members.
by Lakita J. from Durham, NC
Great organization! The training is very informative and interactive. The staff is very welcoming and helpful each time I go to volunteer. I've been assisting Domestic Violence survivors for the past 6 months and I love it. The staff goes over and beyond to ensure that survivors are adequately assisted. They also have no problems answering any questions and providing support.
The Durham Crisis Response Center is run by hard-working and caring individuals who work around the clock for the communities they serve. They've proven to be reliable and a real asset to the surrounding communities future. I've learned so much from them about how a non-profit organization works in terms of day to day business as well as a very small insight towards the financial aspect. I hope to know everyone there for the rest of my life.