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Chatham Volunteers Needed to Support Domestic Violence & Advocacy Services

Post Date:02/20/2019 11:21 AM

Chatham County’s domestic violence support and advocacy program, Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services, seeks volunteers to provide specific support services for survivors of domestic violence.

Chatham's Director of Court Programs Renita Foxx is working with Kit Stanley, who manages Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services, to recruit volunteers who can assist with the following:

  • Crisis line advocates provide telephone crisis assistance and resources to victims and survivors;
  • Sexual assault response advocates will respond to and provide advocacy for survivors of sexual assault at our local hospitals; 
  • Court companions and navigators will offer support and assistance to victims during court hearings; and
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault educators will work within the community to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Volunteers must complete an application form, agree to a background check and complete training before being enrolled in the program.

Foxx said that the number of service hours for volunteers will vary depending on each person’s availability.

Anyone interested in this volunteer opportunity should call 919-542-1792 or send email to cfvps@chathamnc.org.