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Chatham Volunteers Needed to Help Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Post Date:06/07/2019 12:41 PM
Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services and Second Bloom of Chatham have joined forces to empower and educate individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. As part of this effort, they seek volunteers to help with prevention and support services.

“We need volunteers for several functions that provide valuable support to victims in time of need,” said Renita Foxx, director of Chatham County Court Programs. “We especially need volunteers to be a welcoming voice of compassion and care on the 24/7 crisis intervention hotline or to accompany victims to court proceedings through our court navigator program. Volunteers also can help with community outreach and various empowerment groups.”

Second Bloom of Chatham, a community group, also needs volunteers to sort boxes of donated clothing for its thrift store in downtown Pittsboro at 10 Sanford Road. Tamsey Hill with Second Bloom said, “Sales at the thrift store help support services for victims and their family members, so it is important to have volunteers to tag items and put them on display for sale.”

Crisis phone line volunteers will complete 24 hours of training related to domestic violence and sexual assault. Training will get underway June 11, 2019. Phone line volunteers must be able to commit to one-year of service. The goal is to begin the crisis line operations in July.

For information on volunteer opportunities and training schedule, please contact either:

    • Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services: 919-542-1792, cfvps@chathamnc.org
    • Second Bloom of Chatham: Tamsey Hill, 919-632-1767, info.secondbloomchatham@gmail.com