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.
To reduce victimization with a safety net of crisis advocacy services.
Faces of Hope Victim Center is a warm and welcoming place, where people affected by interpersonal violence can have all of their immediate needs met, through a single door. Our specialized multi-disciplinary team wraps around an individual or family, and provides crisis-intervention services to stabilize them, at the time of trauma and in the 30-days following trauma. To avoid duplication of services, once we have stabilized a victim, we provide a warm-handoff via referrals to our community partners that focus on long-term resources for lifelong healing.
Under one roof, we have twenty private and public partners that collaborate to deliver:
Safety planning, protection orders, civil legal aid, information on the criminal process and judicial system.
Medical care, forensic examinations, prescription management, crisis counseling, psycho-social evaluations.
Support groups, empowerment classes, and self-defense classes.
Emergency assistance with food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and diapers.
Information and referrals to community services including financial literacy classes, employment assistance, job training, food stamps, food banks, crime victims’ compensation, and other public assistance programs.