SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition is offering a special 30-hour Volunteer Training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis line counselors, and shelter advocates beginning Monday, September 8, 2014 – September 30, 2014.
Our 24-hour crisis line needs volunteers to take crisis calls during evenings, weekends, and holidays. Training is provided by community agencies, and offered free of charge.
Domestic Violence volunteers respond to telephone calls only. Sexual Assault volunteers respond to telephone calls and hospital referrals. Victims of sexual assault who report to law enforcement go to a local hospital for a forensic rape examination and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides accompaniment and advocacy during this process. Shelter advocates work in our emergency shelter with victims and their children.
We assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault 24 hours a day 7 days a week for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties. For more information, please call 583-9803 or 1-800- 273- 5066 and ask for Karen Martin-Wilkins, our Volunteer Coordinator.
You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Come and find out how.